Saturday, October 13, 2012

Food expo to highlight Meat Safety Consciousness Week in CL

By Rebecca Grace S. David

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Oct 10 (PIA) -- A three-day food expo will highlight the observance of the 20th Meat Safety Consciousness Week in Central Luzon.

"Forty exhibitors, who are members of the Pampanga Meat Processors as well as small and medium-scale food producers, will sell their products at discounted price during the fair," said Clarita Sangcal,
regional technical director of the National Meat Inspection Service.

Sangcal also said, "A motorcade will likewise be held within the City of San Fernando in Pampanga to create awareness of the need to consume only safe meat."

Slaughterhouse operators will attend a seminar on "The Animal Welfare Act" on October 16 where they will be taught proper slaughter, distribution, sale, and storage of meat.

October 15-19 has been declared annually as Meat Safety Consciousness Week which is enclosed in the celebration of Consumer Month every October.

This year’s theme is “Karneng Ligtas at Sapat, Kabalikat ang Lahat" which it aims to gather the livestock industry together and emphasize the role of everyone to ensure the safety of meat for consumption.