NMIS Chief wants to engage LGUs more when it comes to meat inspection
National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Executive Director Ernesto S. Gonzales encouraged the focal persons of the agency’s enforcement group to talk to people outside of NMIS to improve the way they do their meat inspection.
In his message to the delegates of the Meat Standard Development and Consumer Protection Division’s and Enforcement Group’s Performance Commitment Workshop held recently, Gonzales emphasized that the NMIS focal persons should go out and reach out to the local government units (LGUs) and explore ways on how to improve meat inspection system at the local level.
“The NMIS’s role is clear and simple, and that is to ensure meat safety,” Gonzales said.
“As the national regulatory agency, we should help the LGUs improve their local meat inspection system,” he added.
Gonzales said the agency has to understand that with the right approach, it would be able to convince LGU officials to give focus on providing safe meat for their constituents.
He also mentioned that “as a regulatory agency, the NMIS does not compromise in enforcing meat safety regulations.