NMIS meets MI

Basic Meat Inspection Training Course

Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan - The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 1 (ATI-RTC 1) is conducting a 20-day Training Course on Basic Meat Inspection for LGU Meat Inspectors (MI) in Region I. The training started on February 27 and will last until March 24, 2017 at ATI-RTC 1, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan.

The training aims to provide the participants basic knowledge, skills, and to upgrade meat inspection services to ensure the supply of clean meat to the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan. The first 10 days was allotted to lectures and practicum for the next ten days which will be held Urdaneta City Slaughter House. Incorporation of lectures, discussion, group activities, reporting, quizzes, examination and practicum were among the methodologies being use to ensure active participation of the 22 trainees.

Dr. Eduardo R. Oblena, Director II of NMIS formally opened the training by discussing the history of Meat inspection, NMIS Vision, Mission and Mandate. Generally, the resource persons are experts from NMIS Regions 1 and IV-A.

According to Gerald Quinit, Meat Inspector of LGU-Calasiao, Panagsinan said, ”the training is informative, satisfactory and very systematic, no dull moments since we started the I want to pursue and finish it”.

(Ms. Monica G. Buenaventura is a DevCom student of CLSU and currently an OJT at ATI-RTC 1.)