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SPJA Issues Memorandum to all DA Accredited Cold Storage Warehouse (CSW) Operators; In-House CSW of Meat Establishments to Facilitate Online Application Of eVQMILC

May 7, 2015. Secretary Proceso J. Alcala ,in a memorandum issued last May 7, 2015, enjoined all CSW operators and those meat establishments with in-house CSW to provide the needed computer and other equipment for the prompt conduct of inspection of imported meat and meat products by the NMIS Plant Officers.

Since 2013, the accreditation of al cold storage warehouses were centralized at the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA). An inter-agency committee chaired by Assistant Secretary Allan Q. Umali was created to unify procedures among the DA Bureaus and Agencies involved in the evaluation of all applications for accreditation.

As called for in the Memorandum, all CSWs are now required to make available a computer with printer and connection to the internet. These facilities will enable the DA inspector to readily receive and send information about arrivals of shipment of imported agri-fishery goods and allow for facilitated release of the same after the needed regulatory procedure.