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* 2013/05/17: Red tide remains in Zambo, Misamis waters: BFAR warns that shellfish and alamang are not safe for human consumption.

* 2012/10/12: Agricultural food safety forum held - The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (DA-BAFPS) held the “Farmer-Consolidators-Supermarket Forum: Ensuring Food Safety Along the Supply Chain” focusing on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on Oct. 10, 2012.

* 2012/10/11:  LGU rules out 'sabotage' in food poisoning in Makilala - Local government officials deny that the food poisoning outbreak during the Sinabadan Festival was intentional in order to spoil the festivities and embarrass the town mayor.

* 2012/10/10:  Food poisoning downs 100 fun run participants in Cotobato - Participants in a fun run activity during the 2nd Sinabadan Festival were struck with food poisoning possible from a chicken dish that was distributed during the activity.

* 2012/10/03:  DA-10 Conducts agricultural food safety forum - Bringing together players along the food supply chain, the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Region 10 is initiating today, the conduct of a “Farmers-Consolidators-Supermarket Forum: Ensuring Food Safety along the Supply Chain”

* 2012/09/26:  House approves Food Safety Act of 2012 - The House of Representatives has approved on third reading a bill strengthening the food safety regulatory system in the country to protect consumer health and facilitate market access of local foods and food products.


* 2012/03/17:  Center for environmental protection and sustainable development works on criteria for food services

* 2012/03/16:  Pesticides residues

* 2012/03/16:  Customs Seizes P23-M Misdeclared Goods

* 2012/03/12:  Local pork unsafe, importers say

* 2012/03/12:  FrieslandCampina invests in Philippines' Alaska Milk

* 2012/03/12:  Friesland Campina makes significant Filipino M&A Move to reach 100 m Customers

* 2012/03/09:  Japan approves P85-M for pesticide analyzer of prime commodity exports to Japan

* 2012/03/06:  Manila acts to resolve trade tiff with US

* 2012/03/06:  Other items pushed in extended rice quota deal

* 2012/02/27:  DA eyes coco sugar for $1B alternative sweetener market

* 2012/01/31:  EU extending P2-B grant for various projects

* 2012/01/31:  Scientists, farmers protest vs manual on GMOs

* 2012/01/30:  Groups set to improve health care

* 2012/01/30:  System to upgrade standards

* 2012/01/29:  Ginebra acquires bottling firm

* 2012/01/27:  Lake Authority raids ham factory

* 2012/01/27:  Laguna Lake penalize McDonald's


* 2012/01/26:  PHL, Italy negotiate debt swap to fund safety, traceability of food exports

* 2012/01/26:  Go slow on street food, experts say after tests show germ traces

* 2012/01/25:  Street food in Davao City, CDO, Laguna and UP Diliman unsafe, study shows

* 2011/11/29: "Dirty" QC meat shops raided

* 2011/11/23:  Contaminated meat seized in QC

* 2011/11/23:  Filthy chicken slaughterhouses in QC raided

* 2011/10/28: Celebrating Food Safety Awareness Week

* 2011/10/28: October is Consumer Welfare month

* 2011/10/19:  Food safety plan

* 2011/10/17: Diseases from unsafe food spreading - WHO

* 2011/10/12: Consumer Welfare month

* 2011/10/11: DOST food safety team get certification

* 2011/10/02: Consumer Welfare Month zeroes in on food sufficiency, safety and affordability


* 2011/09/12: DA allocates P45M for BFAR facilities in Soccsksargen

* 2011/09/11: 250 kg of double dead (illegally slaughtered) meat seized in Divisora

* 2011/09/06: 250 kilos of botcha (illegally slaughtered meat) seized in Manila

* 2011/09/05: 400 kilos of botcha (illegally slaughtered meat) seized in Tondo

* 2011/09/03: PHL eyes China, Vietnam as chicken markets amid new Bird Flu reports

* 2011/09/02: 500 kilos of botcha (illegally slaughtered meat) seized in Divisora


* 2011/08/28:  Food safety act "long overdue"

* 2011/08/25: NBI raids jelly factory using 'magic sugar'

* 2011/08/23: Supermarket chains are killing palengkes - DTI

* 2011/08/12: 300 kilos of botcha (illegally slaughtered meat) seized in Balintawak

* 2011/08/22: Public warned vs water products with false therapeutic claims



* 2011/07/24: Food franchisers seek direct tie ups with farmers - Members of the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI) said they are keen on buying farm goods directly from local farmers than buy goods produced by farmers abroad.

* 2011/07/21: Mussels down 6 in Batangas - Six people are taken to a hospital after eating mussels suspected to be contaminated by red tide.

* 2011/07/15: QC health office inspects schools after food poisoning - Quezon City health officials inspect several schools in the city and ask schools to submit a list of concessionaires so that city officials can confirm if the concessionaires all have Sanitary Permits.

* 2011/07/15: Education office urged to tighten food safety regulations - The EcoWaste Coalition has called on the Department of Education to apply stricter rules on food safety in schools following several cases of food poisoning involving in-school food services.

* 2011/07/09: Fishermen promise support for BFAR - Local fishermen organizations show pledge support for BFAR programs which aim to increase fish production while improving resource conservation and environmental restoration.

* 2011/07/08: Binay orders canteen probe following alleged poisoning - Makati City Mayor Je4jomar Binay Jr. orders a food safety inspection of public school canteens after 6 public school students are taken to the hospital on suspicions of food poisoning.

* 2011/07/08: Epidemics unit investigates suspected food poisoning in Kalinga -  The Provincial Epidemics and Surveillance Unit(PESU) is investigating the suspected food poisoning incident that affected a family in Barangay Laya West.

* 2011/07/07: Food poisoning downs 9 Boracay tourists - Tourists from Nueva Viscaya are confined at the Boracay District Hospital on suspicions of food poisoning.

* 2011/07/04: Public warned against buying repacked soy sauce - Philippine FDA - The FDA warns the public against buying soysauce which have been removed from its original packaging as this makes the source and the handling procedures untraceable.

* 201107/01: Word war erupts over pork trade - Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Christopher Thornley believes atha Administratove Order 22 which covers the hygienic handling of frozen and chilled meat and meat products disproportionately favors local industries and should be brought to the attention of the World Trade Organization.



* 2011/06/27: USDA warns Phl against imposing measures to protect local meat sector -  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has warned the Philippines against imposing protectionist measures on imported frozen meat imports.

* 2011/06/22: Salmonella found cause of Bulacan food poisoning - Pigeon cages and freely raoming chickens near food preparation area possible source of contamination which caused a food poisoning outbreak in the town.

* 2011/06/20: DoH, DePEd remind public in proper handling and preparation of food

* 2011/06/18: Milkfish from Taal Lake now safe to eat: DA - The Department of Agriculture assures the public that Bangus / Milkfish from Taal Lake is now safe to eat.

* 2011/06/17 Salitre Posibleng Sanhi ng Food Poisoning sa Tuguegarao - Salitre (curing salt) is believed to have caused the death of 2 schoolchildren when it was accidentally mistaken for salt and added to the food served to the children.

* 2011/06/14 Food poisoning kills 2 pupils downs 42 in Cagayan - Two schoolchildren die and more than 40 others are poisoned after eating food prepared at thier school.

* 2011/06/14 Bulacan village under state of calamity due to food poisoning - A state of Calamity is declared in Calumpit town after more than 100 residents are affected by a food poisoning incident.

* 2011/06/04: Fish kills slay demand even for safe fish in public markets - Fish kills which have affected bangus and tilapia grown in Batangas and Pangasinan have drastically reduced marketability of the affected fish species even those harvested from non-affected areas.

* 2011/06/01:  Botchang bangus seized in QC - An estimated 150 kilos of illegal fish was confiscated by city health officials in Balintawak market.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 08:44

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