Monday, June 29, 2015


PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO III shares the government’s initiatives in ensuring food safety within the livestock industry, during his keynote speech at the Livestock Philippines 2015. According to the President, the government’s goal is not only to maintain the standards of produce but also to ensure that the industry continues to grow and develop. Over the course of his term, the budget for livestock industry has increased by 180%, giving priority on vaccination initiatives and disease surveillance to control if not eradicate animal diseases completely. Under Aquino’s watch, key legislations promoting food safety has been passed including the amended Meat Inspection Code which imposes stricter fines for food safety violations, and the Food Safety Act of 2013 strengthening the food regulatory system to protect consumer health. Aquino and Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (left) led the opening of the Livestock Philippines ’15 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on June 25, 2015. # Source –

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