Trade Facilitation Unit - Breakfast Cereals
Breakfast Cereal - a traditional breakfast made from processed cereal grains typically eaten in Western societies with milk.
- The processing facility must have a HACCP program in place verified by the competent authority;
- The facility must be registered under the competent authority in the country where the breakfast cereal was produced;
- Breakfast cereals shall comply with all labelling and other food safety requirements of the Food Safety and Quality Food Regulations;
- Breakfast cereals shall meet the labelling requirements in the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods (CODEX STAN 1-1985) and the CARICOM Regional Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods.
- Present an export license to Customs from the country of export prior to placement of an order;
- A certificate of origin must be produced;
- All imported breakfast cereals must produce a phytosanitary certificate, signed by the competent authority to indicate that the processing facility has been inspected;
- A declaration that “the breakfast cereal is free from contamination and is safe for human consumption”;
- Documentation indicating that the exporter is approved (registered) for international trade to The Bahamas by that country’s competent authority.
- Breakfast cereals shall be packaged in such a manner as to avoid penetration by water;
- Breakfast cereals shall be shipped at refrigeration temperature to maintain product freshness and suitability.
- Breakfast cereals shall comply with maximum residue levels for heavy metals, pesticides and veterinary drugs as established by Codex Alimentarius;
- Breakfast cereals shall comply with the Code of Practice for the Prevention of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereal (CXC 51-2003);
- Breakfast cereals shall be clean, safe and fit for human consumption;
- Breakfast cereals shall comply with the General Principles of Food Hygiene (CAC/RCP 1-1969).