NFA to use laminated rice sacks to lengthen shelf life of stocks
The National Food Authority (NFA) said it will soon use laminated sacks for its rice stocks to effectively minimize losses during handling and storage.
“Laminated sacks cannot be tampered with. Aside from better protection against adulteration, it will also eliminate the so-called “buriki” system where regular plastic sacks can be pierced by a small tube used in sampling rice in sacks,” NFA administrator Jaso Laureano Aquino said in a statement.
The “buriki” sampling system leads to short-weighing of stocks while in storage and is open to corruptive practices
In addition, the state-run grains agency is looking at adopting radio-frequency identification (RFID) to help NFA monitor the movement of stocks in and out of our warehouses as each transaction will be “automatically” recorded.
These measures are part of the agency’s efforts to boost the effectivity of its operations.