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NMIS held its SPOW 2019

The National Meat Inspection Service- Meat Standards Development and Consumer Protection Division in collaboration with Project Management Office conducted a two-day Social Preparation Orientation Workshop for Meat Establishment Improvement Program (MEIP) potential recipients at NMIS Training Room A on November 26-27, 2019.

The activity kicked off with welcome remarks of NMIS OIC, Executive Director Atty. Beata Humilda Obsioma wherein she emphasized the importance of meat safety thus the local government units (LGUs) are encouraged to improve their existing meat facilities to comply with national standards.

Dr. Sittie Maleah Fatima Macog, Meat Control Officer II provided the overview of the activity for the participants while Dr. Mae Nimfa Cruz, Supervising Meat Control Officer discussed the LGU Roles in Slaughterhouse Operation and Management.

Architect Marianne Joy Limbo, Engr, Lloyd Sinadjan and Engr. Marivic Cruzada concluded the first day with the discussion of Slaughterhouse standard module and its components.

The second day began with Architect Limbo discussing the Accreditation of Contractors and Fabricators. She was followed by Ms. Daisy Morales and Slaughterhouse License to Operate (LTO) System and GMP and SSOP requirements, Mr. Augustus Nabor and List of Documentary Requirements, Mr. Saturnino Ufemia and Cash-based Budgeting System and Mr. Emmanuel Sison and Payment Scheme.

Atty. Obsioma ended the workshop by tackling the Legal Documents as well as the contents of Memorandum of Agreement.

Midsayap, North Cotabato and El Salvador, Misamis Oriental represented by their municipal mayors and municipal accountant signed the MOA with Atty. Obsioma and Mr. Emmanuel Sison, NMIS Head Accountant.

Other than Midsayap and El Salvador, the two day workshop was attended also by10 LGUs which are Catarman, Northern Samar, Altavas, Aklan, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Santiago City, Isabela, Piat, Cagayan, Casiguran, Aurora, San Miguel, Iloilo, Mabini, Batangas, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya and San Nicolas, Pangasinan.

The MEIP provides technical and financial assistance to LGUs in upgrading their slaughter facilities to “AA” accreditation standards. The MEIP is a 50:50 cost sharing scheme; the LGUs source 50% of the project cost from their GAA while the NMIS contributes the other 50% from its Meat Inspection Development Trust Fund.