The Food Safety and Quality Act of 2016 provides for the adoption of food standards by the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ), in consultation with the Food Safety and Quality Committee established under the Act. The Act also imposed labeling requirements on food packages offered for sale. Labels must be in English, specify the product name, specify the date of manufacture and expiration, and other requirements as prescribed by regulations. Non-agricultural products such as gaming devices and pharmaceutical products are also subject to technical regulations.
As of 2022, BBSQ has declared 39 national standards for goods, services, practices, and processes to protect the health and safety of Bahamians. For additional information on technical regulations and standards, contact the Bahamas Bureau of Quality & Standards.