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Mayor Evangelista requires online meat sellers in Kidapawan City to register

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Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista has ordered all online meat sellers to register with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the city government.

“In order to ensure the safety and quality of meat sold online, there is a need to regulate the same,” Evangelista said in Executive Order No. 087, which he signed Wednesday, December 2.

He said the online meat sellers should register with and secure a certificate from the City government, through the City Mayor’s Office’s Business Permit and Licensing Office, with an endorsement from the City Veterinary Office (CVO) and with the DTI.

“Meat products intended or offered online must be accompanied with either a Meat Inspection Certificate or a Certificate of Meat Inspection,” he said.

Online meat sellers are also required to attend orientation, training, and seminars on safety food handling by the CVO and the National Meat Inspection Service Region XII.

Under the same EO, Evangelista created a Compliance Monitoring Team, which shall regularly submit to his office a monitoring report on the compliance of the online meat sellers on all applicable laws and ordinances with respect to the selling of meat products. #

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