Press Releases

Food chamber launches 'front of pack' labeling
Philippine Daily Inquirer
March 07, 2013

 

The Philippine Chamber of Food Manufacturers joined the recently held PhilHealth-DOH Fun Run, a nationwide run conducted simultaneously in 18 cities across the country by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and the Department of Health. The fun run served as a venue for the soft launch of the front of pack (FOP) calorie labeling, a scientific fact-based system for nutrition labeling and dietary guidance, with a product’s calorie amount clearly placed at the front of the packaging. The issuance of Food and Drug Administration’s circular on FOP calorie labeling paved the way for the industry to join the healthy lifestyle advocacy of the Department of Health, one of the many programs that the food chamber appreciate in the leadership of Secretary Enrique Ona, on top of DOH-FDA’s objective of “finding the balance between innovations and sound regulations.”

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Enhancement of the database on meat importation
NMIS
March 22, 2013

 

National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Executive Director Minda S. Manantan has sent on a mission several teams composed of newly hired personnel to validate and update the information provided by the meat importers when they applied for accreditation at the NMIS. This was prompted by the reports received by NMIS that some accredited meat importers are using fake identities when they applied for accreditation. The NMIS record shows that there are 297 accredited meat importers as of April 2012.

 

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ON THE WAY TO THE TOPinternet doc
NMIS
March 1, 2013

 

On 9 November 2012, National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Executive Director – Dr. Minda S. Manantan promoted four Senior Meat Control Officers to the position of Supervising Meat Control Officer, namely: (1) Dr. Easter F. Oblena – Head of PMED (designated as concurrent Budget Officer) assigned at NMIS-CO; (2) Dr. Orlando Ongsotto – Head of POID, NMIS-CO; (3) Dr. Florencio P. Pintor – OIC/Regional Technical Director, NMIS-CAR; and (4) Dr. Lilia Juliana P. Fermin – assigned in NMIS-Region I.

 

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