New DA Secretary vows to end corruption in DA
In a message delivered by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piňol during the first convocation with Department of Agriculture officials and employees at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall last July 5, he announced that corruption will not be tolerated at the DA.
Philippines soon to export chicken meat to Korea
Inspectors from the Korean Animal and Plant Quarantine Inspection Agency and Ministry of Food and Safetyhave recommended the approval of two local poultry dressing plants to export chicken meat to Korea. Assisted by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), the Korean teams conducted an on-site inspection last May 10 to 11 at Johanna’s Chicken Processing Center, LDP Farms, Mofels’ Food International Corporation and AslaxPhils Corporation. Only Johanna’s and LDP Farms, however, were found to have passed the sanitary and processing requirements necessary to ensure the production of safe food.The Korean inspection team have recommended minor improvements to the two plants and directed them to submit report of their compliance to NMIS. The NMIS in turn will assess the validity of result and send these to Korea if found to have fully complied with the suggested improvement.
Dog Meat Identifying Machine Convicts Dog Traders
Makati City. 05/05/2016 --- The result of laboratory analysis using a machine that reads minute traces of DNA has been used as evidence in a court of law in Tuguegarao City last June of 2015. The machine was purchased through the Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF), the main animal welfare NGO partner of the NMIS, The case was a result of a surveillance operation where an alleged cooked dog meat was being sold in a store in the area.
NMIS Trains Fact–Finders and Investigators / Adjudicators
The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) conducted a training course on fact– finding and investigation/adjudication procedures for Regulatory Enforcers (Meat Inspectors and Meat Control Officers) at the Training Room A, 3rd Floor, NMIS MITDC Bldg., No. 4 Visayas Avenue, Barangay Vasra, Quezon City from April 25 to 29, 2016.
NMIS Sends its Eleven Officials to KOREA on a Training
Eleven officials of the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) left for Korea to participate in the “Training Course on Animal Products Quality Evaluation Technology Development with Traceability System in the Philippines” to be held at Sejong-si, South Korea from May 15 to 28, 2016.