Press Releases

The meat of contention
July 2011
Paul M. Icamina


FOOD safety and definition of terms are the main issues over AO 22.

Local importers say it reflects double standards because stricter measures are applied to the handling of chilled, frozen and thawed meat than to freshly slaughtered meat.

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Suppliers warn against Carabao meat
July 29, 2011
Manila Bulletin
Marvyn N. Benaning


Check your shawarma and your beef since what you buy may be Carabao meat. Sources in the meat processing industry have warned that the increase in the number of accredited Indian carabeef suppliers may lead to a flood of meat products in the market since their meat sells at only $1.20 per kilo.

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Chilled, frozen and thawed
July 1, 2011
Business Insight, Malaya

Administrative Order 22 was approved last November by Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala.

The idea is to put in place standards on the hygienic handling of frozen, chilled and thawed meat to avoid food-borne diseases and provide consumers with the assurance of safe and quality products.

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