NMIS heightens campaign against unsafe meat this holiday season
In a bid to avert the presence of unsafe and improperly handled meat during the holiday season, National Meat Inspection Service relaunched its annual project called Oplan Pasko na Naman. The project, which started on the first day of December and will last throughout the month, calls for a more visible presence and increase monitoring activities in meat markets by NMIS Task Force Bantay Karne and its counterpart in the local government. The task force members will conduct monitoring and surveillance in meat markets to discourage meat traders and vendors from taking advantage of the Christmas rush to gain profit or to deceive unsuspecting consumers into buying unsafe meat. The Oplan will be augmented by a widespread information campaign about the importance of safe meat handling for fresh, chilled and frozen meat. Meat vendors and handlers will be encouraged to follow the regulations on meat safety as well as be made aware of the corresponding penalty should they commit violations.
Meat producers join VisMin leg of HACCP training
Thirty six participants from all over Visayas and Mindanao attended and completed this year’s third leg of the series of trainings on developing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Program (HACCP) plan held recently at Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City. Convened by the National Meat Inspection Service- Meat Safety and Quality Assurance Unit (MSQAU), the activity gathered key officers from accredited meat establishments in the area.
Libon Slaughterhouse Ready for Operation
The National Meat Inspection Service represented by Executive Director Minda S. Manantan and NMIS Region V Regional Technical Director Fernando N. Lontoc, and the municipality of Libon, Albay represented by Mayor John V. Dycoco recently spearheaded the inauguration of the newly-constructed Libon municipal slaughterhouse in East Carisac, Libon, Albay.
NMIS offers MSCW as Thanksgiving Day
“Today is a thanksgiving day for the NMIS” Executive Director Minda S. Manantan said during the opening ceremony of the annual Meat Safety Consciousness Week held yesterday at the NMIS Salvador Escudero Hall. She also thanked all those who have worked hard to make the MSCW a successful one. “Let us remember the way we were back when the NMIS was a struggling agency and be thankful for the chance to serve not only the bigger society but most so, the meat consumers,” Manantan added.
NMIS gears up for Meat Safety Consciousness Week observance
Meat Safety Consciousness Week is celebrated on the third week of October every year to create public awareness on the advantages of consuming safe meat. The theme of MSCW 2015 is “Karne at Pagkaing Ligtas,Magkasama sa Iisang Landas,” to recognize the role of NMIS in ensuring meat safety as provided under the R.A. 10611 or the Food Safety Act of 2013.