Press Releases

Canadian pork imports plunge in last 3 months
March 31, 2011
By: Ehda M. Dagooc (The Freeman)

CEBU, Philippines - Following the implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) new regulations governing handling, packaging and labelling of frozen meat or the controversial Administrative Order (AO22), Canadian pork import to the Philippines plunged for the past three months.


2 more "botcha" dealers nabbed
March 22, 2011
The People's Journal
Emil G. Gamos/ Manny Balbin

Malolos City – authorities arrested two more suspected dealers of double-dead meat and seized more than 2,000 kilos of "botcha" during an operation in Barangay Bulihan and San Rafael town over the weekend.


DOST assures public food products from Japan safe
March 17, 2011
The Philippine Star
Helen Flores

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) yesterday assured the public that food products from Japan are safe for consumption, as they would not have been exposed to any radioactive contamination.


Street food vendors using imported meat
March 02, 2011
Rene U. Borromeo/BRP

CEBU, Philippines - Officials of the National Meat Inspection Service yesterday announced that some “pungko-pungko” or street food vendors and chicharon makers in Carcar City are using imported meat for their products.

Dr. Alvin Leal of the NMIS, however, assured the public that the imported meat products are still good for human consumption if it will be cooked right away once thawed.