NMIS Advise the Public to be Cautious re Double-Dead Meat

NMIS Advise the Public to be Cautious re Double-Dead Meat


To prevent the selling of double-dead meat also referred as hot meat or “botcha” in the city markets, the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) in Northern Mindanao and the City Veterinary Office introduced its“Oplan Pasko Na Naman.”

According to a report from Sun.Star, NMIS will also issue a reminder to all meat vendors concerning the illegal selling of meat that were not butchered at the city slaughterhouse located in  Barangay Cugman.

The selling of meat is under the Republic Act 10536, otherwise known as the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines, which seeks to protect people and animals from diseases that could possibly be born on meat products, Dr. Arturo De Jesus Jr., NMIS regional director said.

“Hot meat” is the carcass or parts of carcass or food animals which were slaughtered from unregistered/unaccredited meat establishments and have not undergone the required inspection, as defined by the law.

Regular inspections in the markets across Cagayan de Oro City will be intensified, City Veterinarian Dr. Perla Asis said, adding that the public should be vigilant and cautious when buying meat and that vendors will immediately be arrested once caught selling botcha.

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