Sectors and Services

In protecting animal health, food safety, and plant health, BAHFSA’s sectors offer various services. This includes, conducting risk assessments, providing training, inspections, offering sanitary/phytosanitary certifications, and many other sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) services. Look into our various sectors to find out how we can help protect the agricultural health and food safety (AHFS) system and facilitate trade

Food Safety & Quality Unit

Unit responsible for the Food Safety and Quality Act

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Veterinary Services Unit

Unit responsible for the Animal Health and Production Act

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Plant Protection Unit

Unit responsible for the Plant Protection Act

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Unit responsible for Sanitary and Phytosanitary diagnostics

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Pesticide management and reform initiative

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Trade Facilitation Unit

Manages international relationships to overcome barriers to trade

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About Us

BAHFSA consists of a multidisciplinary network committed to promoting a One Health approach to Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, so as to effectively defend against the threats to the agricultural health and food safety system in The Bahamas as well as facilitate agri-trade.

The Bahamas Agricultural Health and food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) serves as the regulatory body to providing for a more efficient, effective, transparent and coordinated administration of matters dealing with food safety, animal and plant health. It is responsible for providing a framework to ensure that there is harmonization among public sector agencies in order to attain the highest levels of food safety and protection of animal and plant health.

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