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3rd ConsumerNet meeting highlights food safety, cybercrime

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)--National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Region 10 hosted the 3rd Consumer Network (ConsumerNet) Meeting, October 17, with a focus on Food Safety.

The session is in celebration of the 30th Meat Safety Consciousness Week with the theme, “Safe Meat | Healthy Nation.” 

During the meeting, Dr. Bernadeth L. Montenegro of NMIS-10 gave tips to achieve food safety at home. 

She also shared the five basic keys to food safety as recommended by the World Health Organization, namely, using safe water and raw materials; cooking foods thoroughly; keeping clean (and washing hands); keeping foods at the proper temperature; and separating raw food from cooked food. 

Aside from the consumer awareness on meat, Police Major Ray Vincent Magto of the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit 10 also gave an awareness campaign on Anti-Cybercrime Law. He discussed the cybercrime offenses, relevant laws on cybercrime, and the strategies for preventing scams. 

The meeting was attended by focal persons from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Civil Service Commission, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Trade and Industry, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Agriculture-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division, and NMIS.

ConsumerNet is a network of government agencies tasked to implement consumer-related laws and perform consumer protection functions. DTI serves as the secretariat of the network. (DTI-10/PIA-10)

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Apipa Bagumbaran

Assistant Regional Head

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