Government calls for testing of sanitisers and infrared thermometers

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The Government has strengthened the inspection, monitoring and enforcement activities in response to the pandemic through the NCRA. 

Consumers are being encouraged to visit the NCRA’s website,, for the list of compliant sanitiser products.

           Suppliers of hand sanitisers are registered when there is compliance with conformance testing against the standard and good manufacturing practices observed.

“Over 104,000 products were detained at ports of entry, and after inspection, testing and analysis, 54,000 were compliant and released for sale. Over 176 samples have been assessed for compliance to date,” 

Shared Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Audley Shaw.

The ministry is also requesting that manufacturers and distributors of infrared thermometers, as well as individuals and companies using these devices, to submit them to the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) for calibration and accuracy checks. 

The infrared thermometers are used to carry out temperature checks as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We urge the entities to respond to the calls,” 

he pleaded.