The St Lucia Marketing Board remains committed to supplying its consumers with fresh quality produce and together with the Taiwan Technical Mission in St. Lucia and has agreed to furnish the staff of the Marketing Board with training that will assist them in becoming HACCP certified.
Training will commence on July 20th – August 24th 2020 at The Inland Reception and Distribution Center (IRDC) in Odsan.
A total of twenty staff members will be trained by a highly qualified and experienced Food and Safety consultant Mr. Thomas Edmund.
The Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives have been collaborating to execute the Enhancement of the efficiency of production-distribution supply chains in the fruit and vegetable sector project since 2019; more commonly known as the Seven Crop Project.
The newly refurbished Packhouse in the IRDC in Odsan was retrofitted by Taiwan Technical Mission under The Enhancement of the Efficiency of Production- Distribution Supply Chains in the Fruit and Vegetable Sector Project in St. Lucia.
It is supervised under both Taiwan Technical Mission in St. Lucia and Ministry of Agriculture of St. Lucia. The packhouse will be operated by St Lucia Marketing Board (SLMB) and serve as a hub where harvested produce will be consolidated and prepared for transport and distribution to markets (Retail Store / Hotels/ Restaurants) in St. Lucia.