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PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGENCIES NETWORKING FOR FOOD SAFETY

PUBLIC-PRIVATE AGENCIES NETWORKING FOR FOOD SAFETY

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different agencies invoved in food safety...mostly here in our country.....try to read it.
different agencies invoved in food safety...mostly here in our country.....try to read it.

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UBLICPRIVATEAGENCIESNETWORKINGFORFOODSAFETYINTHE
 
PHILIPPINES
NATIONAL LEVEL
Food safety is everyone’s concern
this statement has catalyzed the public and private agenciesin the Philippines to link together to ensure food safety.This networking is being catalyzed by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards(BAFPS) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) with an aim of inculcating a culture of quality and foodsafety in the Philippine food industry.
*8 Bureaus responsible for the different aspects of food safety based on classification.
Agencies deal with different commodities. Thus, crops are under the
:
Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)
Bureau of Postharvest and research Extension (BPRE)
Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS)FISH and Marine products are under:
Bureau of fisheries and aquatic resources (BFAR)Meat and meat products are under:
Bureau of animal Industry (BAI)
National Meat Inspection Commission (NMIC)
Livestock development Council (LDC)Sugar and sugar products are under:
Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA)Coconut and Coconut products are under:
Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)Nutrition matters are under:
National Nutrition Council (NNC)
LIST OF NATIONAL AGENCIES
Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS)
MANDATE:
set and implement standards for fresh, primary and secondary- processed agricultural andfishery products.
FUNCTION:
Formulate and enforce standards of quality in the processing, reservation, packaging, labeling,importation, exportation, distribution, and advertising of agricultural and fishery product.
Conducts research on product standardization, alignment of local standards with theinternational standard.
Bureau of animal Industry (BAI)
MANDATES:
RA 3639 (1930) creating the BAI: EO 116(1987) reorganizing the DA and Administrative codeof 1987
FUNCTION:
Formulate long/ short programs for the development and expansion of the livestock, poultry,and dairy industries to meet the requirements of the growing populace.
 
Recommend policies and procedures on the flow of livestock products, & proper preservationand inspection of such product.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic resources (BFAR)
MANDATES:
Enhance the income and improve the quality of life rural fishing families
.FUNCTION:
Prepare and implement a comprehensive National Fishery Development plan.
Issue license for the operation of commercial fishing vessels.
Develop value added fishery products for local consumption and export
Recommend measures for the protection of the fishery industry.
Establish a comprehensive fishery information system.
Bureau of Plant Industry(BPI)
MANDATES:
Production planning or improved seeds and planting materials.
Preparations of programs for the selection, production, and certification of improved seeds andplanting materials, and guidelines for its implementation.
FUNCTION:
Undertake/implement crop programs and generate packages for the technologies.
Collect, establish and maintain germplasm banks.
Produce and distribute higher classes of seeds.
Formulate policies and implement seed quality control service.
Monitor and coordinate implementation of seed program.
Monitor pesticide residue on crops
Bureau of Postharvest and research Extension (BPRE)
MANDATE:
Generate, extend and commercialize appropriate and problem-oriented post producttechnologies and practices to reduce losses, improve food and feed quality and maximize thebenefits to the various post harvest industry stakeholders.
FUNCTION:
Generate and evaluate technologies related to pests, disease, and other agents ofdeterioration affecting food and feed crops.
Establish benchmark information on postharvest.
Design and develop postharvest machineries, improve postharvest technologies to suit localconditions.
Promote and commercialize research results.
Food Development Center (FDC),National food Authority (NFA)
MANDATE:
Provide technical support for the export to Philippine food products
FUNCTION:
Testing and standards development
Product development
Training
Pilot processing
 
Livestock Development Council (LDC)
MANDATE:
Oversee, unify, and integrate the administration, development, and rationalization of thelivestock and allied industries
FUNCTION:
Formulate and establish comprehensive policy guidelines for the development of the livestockindustry.
Formulate long/short range programs to achieve self sufficiency, efficiency, & stability in foodcommodities of animal origin.
Serve as a forum to identify industry problems and thrusts for policy formulation.
National Meat Inspection Commission (NMIC)MANDATE:
Promulgate specific policies and procedures governing the flow of livestock products throughthe various stages of marketing and proper preservation and inspection of such products.
FUNCTION:
Render technical assistance in the construction of meat establishment.
Classify and accredit slaughter houses.
Formulate national policies, rules, guidelines & regulations, quality, safety standards governingmarketing, preservation, inspection of meat & meat products.
National Nutrition Council (NNC)
Formulate national food and nutrition policies and Strategies.
Coordinate planning, monitoring and evaluation of the national nutrition program.
Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD)
MANDATE:
Ensure safe and good quality food, drugs, devices and cosmetics, and regulate their production,sale, distribution, and advertisement to protect the health of the consumer RA 3720 (food,drug and Cosmetics Acts) and RA 7394 (Consumer Act of the Philippines)
Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), DOST 
MANDATE:
To render a variety of services to local industries (EO 128, Jan. 1987)
ROLE OF THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS IN FOOD SAFETY WORK 
Universities and colleges serves as a very important vehicle for research, training, andinformation dissemination on food safety and sanitation.
The food safety-related topics are often woven into the subject matter of courses in thefields of food and Nutrition.
The government and private institutions in other countries support researches on FoodSanitation and Safety
INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES
Codex Alimentarius Commission
(CAC)

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