Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) Of R.A. 9296 as Amended By R.A 10536 In Effect February 23, 2015
February 23, 2015. After publication in the PDI last February 4 and February 7, 2015, the amended IRR of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9296, otherwise known as “The Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines”, as amended by RA 10536, is now in force. The NMIS has uploaded the revised IRR in its website at http://nmis.gov.ph/index.php/laws-policies/da-department-circular
Meat Standards Quality Assurance (MSQA) Unit Conducts Capability Training Workshop for NMIS Auditors
The Meat Safety and Quality Assurance Unit conducted the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)/GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Technical Audit Report Writing Training Workshop for NMIS MSQA Auditors at La Breza Tower, Quezon City last January 27-20, 2015. Course tutor for the training was Ms. Marilag Mojica, a certified GMP and HACCP auditor.
DA Undersecretary Jose C. Reaño Calls on NMIS Regional Technical Directors to be Pro-Active in anticipating the needs of the Livestock and Meat Industry for Post-Harvest Facilities
February 3, 2015, BAGIOU CITY. Undersecretary Jose C. Reaño addressed the NMIS Regional Technical Directors, MEIP focal person, the representatives of the DA Livestock agencies and regional offices during the first day of the DA-NMIS Workshop for the Validation of Slaughterhouse Projects for 2016 at the Hotel Supreme, Baguio City. He challenged the participants to support a nationalization policy wherein the outputs of the livestock and meat industry are able to supply the demands of the consumer markets. The location of slaughterhouses should be based on efficiency and productivity- accessibility to livestock farms and to consumers.
DA Implements the DA Trade System: Electronic Request of Inspection
DA Secretary Prospero J. Alcala signed Memorandum Circular No. 01 Series of 2015 MC-01-2015 dated January 9, 2015 to implement the DA Trade System: Electronic Request for Inspection (eRFI). Upon presentation to stakeholders in a series of consultations, reorientation and training workshops, the eRFI was accepted by the DA border agencies, quarantine officers and importers/brokers. It was seen to cut the errors in the transmittal of information/reports emanating from inspection conducted at the ports.