Press Releases

200 kilos tainted meat seized in Manila
October 26, 2011
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/236561/nation/200-kilos-tainted-meat-seized-in-manila

At least 200 kilos of suspected "botcha" (tainted) pork was seized in a market in Manila's Paco district before dawn Wednesday.

The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) said it had received a tip that the meat was to be dropped off at the Paco Market, radio dwIZ reported.

Seized was a sack containing the meat, which was abandoned at a corner of the market.

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Inspectors heighten alert vs tainted meat
October 22, 2011
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/236211/nation/report-inspectors-heighten-alert-vs-tainted-meat

With the Christmas season drawing closer, government meat inspection teams have gone on heightened alert against double-dead or tainted meat.

The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) placed its task forces on 24-hour alert against the commodity, radio dzBB's Allan Gatus reported.

NMIS head Jane Bacayo said they expect a rise in attempts to sneak the tainted meat into markets due to the higher demand for meat during the holidays.

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Improved Governance Towards Improved Consumer Welfare
October 22, 2011
Manila Bulletin
Vangie A. Quiason and Argel Quiason


The National Meat and Inspection Service (NMIS) has been doing a sterling job containing the marketing of "double dead" meat. Thanks to the recent years of improved governance structures and the developments in the facilities of this agency.

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DA to upgrade equipment
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
People’s journal
Joel dela Torre


TOP-grade abattoirs categorized as triple “A” and the installation of blast freezing equipment are needed to upgrade competitiveness and lessen meat importation.

    This was raised by Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala in meeting with private hog-raisers during the opening of Meat Safety Consciousness Week held in Quezon City.

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Pork producers press govt for special corn importation permit
Wednesday, October 19,2011
By: James Konstantin Galves


AGROUP of local prok producers has asked the Department of Agriculture (DA) to issue a special import permit for corn to drive down domestic prices, which soared following a string of typhoons.

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, the Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines Inc. requested a special import permit at zero tariff for six months.

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High corn prices rankle piggeries
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Manila Bulletin
By: Marvyn N. Benaning


The hog industry wants to import corn to teach a lesson or two to corn traders who have been pricing their grains beyond what the market could afford.

Edwin G. Chen, president of the Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines, Inc. (ProPork), complained to Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala that some are now choking supply, or stashing away their grains, in anticipation that the market would pay higher prices.

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DA allots P180M for construction of 5 triple A slaughterhouses
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Philippine Star
By: Marianne V. Go


The Department of Agriculture is willing to allocate an initial P180 million from its budget to put up at least five triple A slaughterhouses, with blast freezing equipment, in selected areas in Luzon.

This was announced yesterday by Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala as part of the DA’s import substitution program to wean local mean processors away from imported meats.

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Agriculture department to construct five triple A slaughterhouses in 2012
October 18 2011
BUSINESS MIRROR
Louella D. Desiderio


The AGRICULTURE department is spending P180 million for the construction of five triple A slaughterhouses next year, in order to allow the private sector to take advantage of export opportunities, Agriculture officials said yesterday.

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DA to build state-of-art abattoirs
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
By: James Konstantin Galves


The Department of Agriculture on Monday unveiled plans for the construction of the five internationally accredited slaughterhouses in Luzon in a bid to improve the quality of meat products and reduce the country’s import dependence.

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said the government earmarked P180 million for the establishment of the five slaughter plants or abattoirs with AAA-rating and modern equipment and facilities.

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Bawal dito ang botcha
Monday, October 17,2011
PIA Press Release
By: Jell E. Guzman


QUEZON CITY, October 17 (PIA) –Mula ika-17 hangang ika-23 ng Oktubre at ipinagdiriwang natin ang National Meat Safety Consciousness Week. Wala ang botcha dito.

Ang tema ng pagdiriwang para sa taong ito ay,” Matatag na Batas, Ligtas na Karne ay Katumbas.”

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