National meat inspector conducts wide public consultation in Visayas
The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) has engaged all stakeholders in Visayas region in a wide public consultation in a bid to improve its draft rules and guidelines.
NMIS, through its Accreditation and Registration Division (ARD) and Regional Technical Operation Center (RTOC), conducted a whole day public consultation to meet with its partner – Local Government Units (LGUs) and meat industry stakeholders from Iloilo, Cebu, and Tacloban.
The purpose of the public consultation is to involve the Locally Registered Meat Establishments (LRMEs) or LGU/Private operated Meat Establishments, and NMIS Accredited Meat Establishments of Visayas areas in improving the NMIS’ draft rules and guidelines by contributing their inputs or comments and views.
The rules and guidelines presented during the public consultation are: Evaluation and Classification of “A” Meat Establishment and Issuance of License to Operate (LTO); Implementation of Meat Safety Quality Assurance Levels I and II; Implementation of “No License to Operate or Authorization, No Inspection” Policy; and Disposition of Meat Subjected to Regulatory Action and Others.