Have you heard about the National Meat Inspection Service or NMIS?
Many of us may have known it but are not aware of what exactly its functions are. This article will give you brief information about NMIS and the services they cater.
Recently, we received a number of inquiries in relation to importing and exporting of meat products in the Philippines. Most of them thought that, like any other products, registration and permits for these products are being handled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) is an agency under the Department of Agriculture which regulates all matters related to meat inspection and hygiene. NMIS handles all importation and exportation of raw meat. The agency protects the health and general welfare of the market through the implementation of policies, rules and regulations to prevail the flow of livestock and meat post production (both locally produced and imported).
The Republic Act No. 10536 entitled An Act Amending Republic Act No. 9296, otherwise known as “The Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines” has been signed into law by President Benigno C. Aquino III last May 15, 2013. This will serve as guide by the government and other related industries in promoting the livestock and meat industry and protecting its consumers.
Triple i provides assistance for companies aiming to register different kinds of products in the Philippines. Should you need our assistance with you product registration, please do not hesitate to reach our regulatory affairs division.