September 24-25-2019


Kingston Jamaica



19 Speakers and 34 Sessions

Caribbean Preparedness..Regulatory perspective 2020 & Beyond

Food Safety and Safety Threats and Opportunities in Emerging markets

The 2019 Food Safety Conference comes from the demand from our industry players as well as our mission to educate and update the Caribbean food industry in global changes, challenges and the importance of best practices and international standards. 2 days of back to back presentations, plenary discussions, debates and networking, learn & discover best practices in food safety for the Caribbean market.

Food Hygiene Bureau shares in the task of ensuring a sustainable food supply for the region and the growth of a healthy export and tourism market.  Food Safety is of global concern and it is important for Caribbean firms to share in the regulatory readiness. This conference seeks to bring together a team of world known experts, government and regulatory bodies to share in plenary discussions, specialized workshops, network opportunity as well as for industry to showcase their range of products to the international arena.


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Conference Schedule

Opening Remarks

Welcome Prayer: Rev. Bob Payne Greetings: Marva Hewitt Greetings:


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Opening Welcome

Opening Greetings: Marva Hewitt / Prof. Art Hill, Guelph University, Canada

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Event Speakers We've selected industry experts to deliver engaging discussions and to knowledge share on topical issues within the global marketplace with a particular focus on the Caribbean


Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

FLOYD O’BRIAN GREEN This   son of St. Elizabeth has an outstanding academic track

Nicola Madden-Greig

The Group Director of Marketing & Sales for The Courtleigh Hospitality Group

Nicola Madden-Greig With over twenty (20) years’ experience in the Hospitality business,

Dr Arthur Hill

President of the University of Guelph Faculty Association

 Dr Arthur Hill Art completed a BSc in Agr (spec Dairy Science)

Dr Ben Chapman

Associate Professor, Food Safety Specialist

Dr Ben Chapman Associate Professor, Food Safety Specialist Dr Ben Chapman is an



Brenda King MBE For over 10 years Brenda has overseen the successful


Professor / principal scientist

Formerly Senior Professor/ principal scientist and university head of entomology at

Ms Marva Hewitt

Founder of the Food Hygiene Bureau

Ms Marva Hewitt Founder of the Food Hygiene Bureau A Seasoned Food Safety


Director of the Scientific Research Council, Jamaica.

    DR. CLIFF RILEY Dr. Riley holds a PhD in Biotechnology (Pharmaceutical), a

Angela Hills

(ABTA), Senior Destinations Manager – Health, Safety, Crisis & Operations

(ABTA), Senior Destinations Manager – Health, Safety, Crisis & Operations

Everod Wilson

Rainforest Seafood

Everod Wilson, Rainforest Seafood

Ramachandra M. Pulumati


Ramachandra Murthy Pulumati He graduated in agriculture and participated in various programs

Dr Sylvia Mitchell

Biotechnology Centre - UWI

Dr Sylvia Mitchell -Biotechnology Centre - UWI

Lesley Brown


Lesley Brown Consultant

Leonard Smith

Ministry of Health Jamaica

Mr Leonard Smith, Ministry of Health

Deborah Boyle

(JAOM) Jamaica Organics Agricultural Movement.

Deborah Boyle (JAOM) Jamaica Organics Agricultural

Colin Campbell

Ministry of Health, Environmental Health Officer

Ministry of Health, Mr. Colin

Jennifer Griffiths

Ministry of Tourism

Ms. Jennifer Griffiths, Ministry of Tourism

Bureau of Standards Jamaica

Bureau of Standards Jamaica

Bureau of Standards Jamaica

Marshalee Valentine Consultant
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Conference Price list / Group discounts available

1 Day Ticket


Conference Ticket 1 Day
Coffee Break

2 Day Ticket incl. 2 Workshops


Conference Ticket 2 Days
Coffee Break

Register now $330 USD two day attendance early bird registration for the Food Hygiene Conference, 2019 is now open until the 10th September 2019. The registration includes participation in the conference, workshops and cocktail reception


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You can register to attend via the website at the links above, either as a delegate, sponsor or exhibitor. If you have any problems with the registration process or require further information, please send us an email at:  Or contact us directly Tel. 1 (876) 665 3920 Mobile. 1 (876) 279 4265 UK Mobile + 44 07908756597 Address. 22B Old Hope Road, Kingston Jamaica Email: Website
The conference will take place from the 24th - 25th September 2019 at Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston- Jamaica. For further information about the resort, location and to book your accommodation, please click here.
Depending on your nationality and where you’ll be traveling from, you may be required to obtain a visa before to enter Jamacia. Please search for online for the Jamaican consulate based in the country you’ll be traveling from for further information. We advise that visa applications are made as far in advance as possible to avoid delays or disappointment.
The conference will take place at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston Jamaica, however, if you’d like to book alternative accommodation, you can also book check Trip Advisor for information on the above hotels, as well as alternatives, including reviews, pictures, and reservations.

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Conference Highlights

What an exciting time we had at the 8th International Food Safety Conference! Thanks to all who attended and made this conference a success.

Big Things a Gwaan

Not to be missed the Caribbean Food Safety and Security conference of the year! Be prepared for 2020 and beyond! Export controls.Food Importation Challenges.Food Hazards and Controls.Farm to Fork Approach.New Technology in Farming.Allergen and labeling control measures for Food Service Sector Time

Event Location

Knutsford Court Hotel,
16 Chelsea Avenue,
Kingston, Saint Andrew,
Jamaica W.I.

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