This code sets out the general principles of good practice and minimum requirements in the commercial or backyard rearing/farming of animals for food use. Industry specific requirements for the different types of animals and different types of production system may be developed provided that it satisfies the minimum requirements set out in this Code.
The purpose of this Code is to ensure that the farming practices of the establishment provide greater confidence in consumers’ expectations that the final products are safe and fit for human consumption, while ensuring health safety and comfort to both the farm workers and the animals, without any degradation to the environment.
Chairman: Director, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
Co-Chairman: Director, Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS)
Members: Director, National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS)
Director, Livestock Development Council (LDC)
Director, Philippine Carabao Center (PCC)
Administrator, National Dairy Authority (NDA)
Representative, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Consumers Desk
Representative, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines
Representative, League of Cities and Municipalities
Representative, Private Sector
Secretariat: Director, Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS)
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