PH’s chief meat inspection office gets international accreditation
After undergoing strict accreditation process, the National Meat Inspection Service’s (NMIS) Central Office and its Regional Technical Operation Centers IV–A, VII, and XI have already obtained their ISO 9001:2015 certification from TUV Rheinland, an international certification body.
TUV Rheinland awarded the certificates during a ceremony held in NMIS Building in Quezon City.
The scope of the certification is the provision of meat inspection service, licensing and registration of meat establishments and meat import and export assistance.
During the ceremony, NMIS Executive Director Dr. Ernesto S. Gonzales emphasized that the NMIS mandate is not to compromise meat safety.
He underscored that in order not to compromise meat safety, he applies a leadership style with a heart.
He also said that this year, his priority is to be able implement the NMIS Quality Management System.
The NMIS quest for ISO started in 2010 when initial stages for certification took place. It was revived in 2017 and the management put up a serious effort to have the agency finally pass the certification process.