Monday, 20 July 2020 16:26

Guidelines on online selling, house delivery of meat released

Written by CDO COVID19 Response Team

The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) has recently released the guidelines on online selling and house delivery of meat following the deluge of meat businesses on social media. 

Local online sellers of meat are encouraged to register with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and secure a business permit from the local government unit of Cagayan de Oro City.

Meat sellers are also urged to study our food law requirements, such as the RA 9296 as amended (Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines), RA 10536 (An Act Amending RA 9296), and RA 10611 (Food Safety Act of 2013).

Meat being sold must come either of these sources: (1) Locally-sourced meat from NMIS-licensed Meat Establishments (ME) and (2) Imported meat from the Department of Agriculture (DA)-accredited Cold Storages Warehouses.

Meat from NMIS-licensed ME may be traded outside the locality, while meat from LGU-licensed ME may only be traded inside the locality.  

Online sellers of must now secure a Meat Inspection Certificate as those without proper certification will be subject to NMIS enforcement activities.

The transport and handling of meat must also follow the government standards.