Press Releases

2013 CSC MEAT INSPECTION AND SAFETY EXAMINATIONS (MISE)

August 12, 2013

NMIS


 

          The Meat Inspection and Safety Examinations (MISE) was conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) last August 11, 2013 at the two designated testing centers, namely: (1) in CSC – National Capital Region (Ramon Magsaysay High School, Espana, Manila) and, (2) in CSC – Region 10 (Liceo de Cagayan University, College Campus, RN Pelaez Blvd., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City).

 

Out of 503 reported number of applicants, 479 (285 in NCR and 194 in Region 10) meat inspectors in the country who lack the civil service eligibility requirement including private individuals who are interested to join in the meat inspection service took the three hours examinations from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The successful MISE examinees shall be granted with civil service eligibility by the CSC, which is an opportunity for those temporary meat inspectors in the Local Government Units to attain permanent status of employment in the government and for those interested private individuals to join the civil service.   

 

The examination was pushed by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) to upgrade the Meat Inspector positions considering the need to professionalize the Meat Inspectors all over the Philippines for the continued protection of the meat consuming public by ensuring adequate supply of safe and quality meat and meat products in the country through efficient and effective meat inspection service.

 

                                           (Shiela B. Endrina - Public Relation Officer II/ Admin Officer IV)

NMIS ROLLS OUT PERFORMANCE E-REPORTING SYSTEM (PERS)

August 08, 2013

NMIS         


         Convinced of the importance of timely transmission of vital information between NMIS Regional Technical Operation Centers (RTOCs) and NMIS Central Office, a project called “Performance E-Reporting System (PERS)” was developed. The web based reporting system aims to improve accessibility, under reach and facilitates consolidation of reports and easier management of data.

 

The roll-out was conducted at the NMIS Central Office Conference Room on July 29-31, 2013. It was attended by 39 regional and central office division focal persons and report officers.

 

            Together with the roll-out of the system, new desktop computers with corollary gadgets as well as the system’s manual were issued to all of the Operations Centers.

 

            As a regulatory agency, NMIS continues to improve its operational systems as these are crucial for the efficient delivery of services in the exercise of its mandate of protecting public health by ensuring adequate supply of safe and quality meat and meat products in the country.

           

                                (Shiela B. Endrina - Public Relation Officer II/ Admin Officer IV)

YUM YUM… CROCODILE MEAT, ANYONE?

August 04, 2013

 

Its lean, MS -free, preservative-free, and its supposed to be an aphrodisiac. nd its proudly made in the Philippines.


A company is tempting the Filipino palate with adobo, burgers and hotdog consisting of crocodile meat.


Coral Agri- Venture Farm, which started out as an ordinary livestock and poultry farm, has branched out to selling processed meat and readyto-eat meals using crocodile meat after it received accreditation from the government to engage in crocodile raising in 2000.


t’s really a challenge to cook crocodile meat,” said Careen elo-Solco, marketing manager of Coral Farm. f you don’t know how to cook crocodile meat properly, it turns out tough. So we did the cooking.”


Some of the dishes that can be made from crocodile meat are sisig, bicol e press, sausages and tapa.


Or you can try crocodile cooked a la pata tim or crispy pata style. How about crocodile herbal soup.


t’s a soup made with seven Chinese herbs. he herbs are cooked into a soup and the meat is just dropped in,” said Solco.


Tapa, tocino, sisig and Hungarian sausage Dundee crocodile meat is being sold for P1 5 per 100 to 200 grams while a kilo of crocodile fillet, ribs, legs or tenderloin goes for P500 to P600.


he farm also sells crocodile cross bone, leg parts and fillet to various restaurants in Palawan, Davao and Quezon City.


A kilo of uncooked crocodile meat is sold for P8 00 while lechon crocodile costs between P 800 to P1,000.


We also teach the chefs how to cook the meat. It’s best cooked through boiling or using pressure cookers like you would cook beef,” Solco said.

The farm also sells tanned skin, teeth and skull of slaughtered crocodile, which are used to make bags and jewelry.


he farm raises its crocodiles in a 10-hectare pen. he hatchlings used for breeding are obtained from the Palawan Wildlife and Conservation Center.

It’s mostly the tourists who look for crocodile meat,” says Solco.


Coral Farm also supplies crocodile meat to Kinabuchar and rill in Palawan, River walk rill in the Davao Crocodile Farm, and olden Fortune restaurant in ue on City.


The farm is now preparing to e port its products to Russia and China.


 

                                                                                               (CZERIZA VALENCIA)