PH to form Food Technology Board
Recognizing the importance of professional food technologists in the country’s development, President Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) no. 11052, which creates the Professional Regulatory Board of Food Technology.
The law ultimately aims to apply physical, biological, and behavioral sciences to the conversion of raw materials into safe, stable, palatable, and nutritious foods.
It also includes the processes of handling, storage, processing, packaging, distribution, and utilization of food, a Manila Bulletin report said.
Under the law, the country should employ competent, virtuous, productive, and well-rounded professional food technologists whose standards of practice and service shall be excellent, world-class, and globally competitive.
The Professional Regulatory Board of Food Technology will be supervised by the Professional Regulation Commission.
The Board is tasked to promulgate, administer, and enforce rules and regulations, and supervise and regulate the registration, licensure, and practice of food technology in the country.
“The Board is also mandated to issue special permits to persons admitted to the practice of food technology for a specific duration of time, and certificates of recognition for advanced studies, researches and accomplishments that contribute to the enrichment of the profession,” the report further said.