DA Approves New Circular to Stop the Trade of Dog Meat in the Philippines
Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has signed a new Administrative Circular (Department of Agriculture Administrative Circular No. 1 s. of 2016) prescribing a national plan of action to eliminate the trade of dog meat in the Philippines.
Public Consultation Visayas Leg on DA-NMIS and DOH-FDA
Public Consultation Visayas Leg on DA-NMIS and DOH-FDA Joint Administrative Order on the: “TRANSFER OF REGULATORY FUNCTIONS OVER PROCESSED MEAT”
NMIS Bats for Establishing a Food Safety Institute
“We are now looking at establishing a Food Safety Institute (FSI) in Lipa City which eventually will host training activities aligned with that of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS)”, disclosed by DA OIC Assistant Secretary for Regulations and concurrent Executive Director of NMIS, Dr. Minda S. Manantan, during the Meat Standards Development Consumer Protection Division (MSDCPD)’s levelling workshop in the first month of the year. She pointed out that Food Safety Institute is a dream of NMIS and hopefully the next administration will see the realization of this dream. The NMIS – Planning, Information, Monitoring Division (PIMD) was tasked to take charge of preparing the project proposal.
DA Approves new Circular on Hygienic Handling Practices and Use of Mechanically Separated Meat
Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has signed a new Department Circular (Department Circular No. 09 s. of 2015) prescribing the procedures for hygienic handling and use of mechanically separated meat (MSM) as raw material in the processing of meat products.
NMIS sets up environmental plan for slaughterhouses
The National Meat Inspection Service recently held a training-workshop in Tagaytay on the Development of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for Slaughterhouses and Poultry Dressing Plants for ten Local Government Units who are recipients of Meat Establishment Improvement Program. The activity aims to provide training and assistance in the development of EMP to address the significant environmental impact brought by slaughterhouse operations. The EMP is to be based on the reduction of pollutants from the source, the use of best available technology, the use of best environmental practices and the efficient use of energy.