MEIP benefits LGUs, meat producers
March 31, 2016 9:31 pm
by JAMES Kostantin GALVEZ
MEAT safety and increased local government unit (LGU) income at the municipal level are among the benefits derived by beneficiaries across the country who are taking part in the Meat Establishment Improvement Program (MEIP).
Meat study recommends stiffer LGU penalties for violations
A GOVERNMENT meat safety and quality study backs comprehensive regulations for slaughterhouses and more sanctions for local governments that fail to comply.
NMIS program raised income of 31 LGUs with better abattoirs, retail meat shops
THE National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday released a study that assessed and evaluated the impact of the Meat Establishment Improvement Program (MEIP) in 31 local government unit (LGU) beneficiaries in the country. The program brought an increase in meat-retail shops and meat trading in some areas. This translated to more jobs and income within the municipalities, said the Infoshare Management Systems (IFMS)—the company commissioned by the NMIS to conduct the impact- assessment study.
NMIS Heightens Post Market Surveillance
With the success of “Oplan Pasko Na Naman 2015”, DA OIC Assistant Secretary for Regulations and concurrent Executive Director of NMIS, Dr. Minda S. Manantan, directed the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), particularly the Enforcement Team of the Meat Standards Development Consumer Protection Division (MSDCPD), to continue its nationwide post market surveillance, as required by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Administrative Order (AO) No. 20 series of 2010 (Guidelines on Post Meat Establishment Control).
NMIS Conducts Levelling Workshop for Training, Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Programs
In the first month of the year, the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) conducted Levelling Workshop for Training, Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Programs under the leadership of the Meat Standards Development Consumer Protection Division (MSDCPD). This was held at Training Room 1, 3rd Floor, NMIS-MITDC Building. The levelling workshop aimed at improving the MSDCPD Programs and the participants’ capacity to ensure that only safe meat, from farm to fork, will be made available to consumers.