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NMIS holds a weeklong 25th MSCW and 46th anniversary celebration

The National Meat Inspection Service celebrated its 25th observance of Meat Safety Consciousness Week and 46th Founding Anniversary, October 15-19.

The theme of the celebration is “NMIS at LGU Magkatuwang, Mamimiling Pilipino ang Makikinabang, Kaligtasan ng Karne ang Laan”, which showcases the value of unity and the significance of joint efforts between NMIS and local government units in order to achieve the goal of providing safe meat for every Filipino.

To begin the weeklong event, NMIS Deputy Executive Director Atty. Beata HO Obsioma gave a brief welcome remarks during the opening ceremony by stating that NMIS will continue to do its duty to reach its goals and vision.

On the other hand, Dr. Ernesto Gonzales in his State of the NMIS Address said that amidst all of the greatest achievements NMIS got last year, there are still many things left to do like focusing on the development of standards on Local Meat Inspection Service, Strengthening the Enforcement Program and the strict implementation of in-plant inspection in all licensed meat establishments.

He ended the report saying “The future looks good for the NMIS. Kung sama-sama tayong lahat na magtrabaho, makakaya natin makamit ang ating pangarap, ang malinis at ligtas na karne para sa lahat ng Pilipino.”

The MSCW celebration rooted from the Proclamation No. 276 signed by former President Fidel Ramos which declares every third week of October as Meat Safety Consciousness Week.

It also coincided with the NMIS 46th Founding Anniversary where activities such as Meat Fair, symposiums on Robust Food Safety through Regulatory and Public/Private Interconnections and Urban Gardening were held.

There were also recreational activities open for all NMIS personnel like Mini Olympics of basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and darts together with cooking contest and zumba.

A night was also dedicated to retirees and loyalty service awardees of the agency and also to let all the employees enjoy and socialize with one another.

MSCW is a nationwide celebration where all the NMIS Regional Technical Operation Centers also participated and had their own observance of the said event.

Moreover, it is meant to serve as a platform to promote the importance of meat safety and also to educate the public about the benefits of safe and clean meat.


 

Pierre Jordan M. Escobar

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