THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has granted Germany and the US two-year accreditations to export frozen beef and poultry to the Philippines.
“Through the Department Order No. 1, Series of 2020 issued on 15 January, Germany has been granted a system accreditation to export beef and poultry meat to the country which will be valid until November 12, 2022,” DA said in a statement. Accreditation was authorized by Accreditation Review Body Resolution No. 2019-007 dated No. 21, 2019.
In a separate order, the US was also accredited to export pork and beef to the country as per Accreditation Review Body Resolution No. 2019-008 dated Nov. 21, 2019.
“Through the Department Order No. 2, Series of 2020 issued on 15 January, the US has been granted a system accreditation to export beef and poultry meat to the country which will be valid until Nov. 12, 2022,” the DA said.
The DA noted that representative foreign meat establishments in both countries “were inspected and audited by the DA Inspection Mission (DAIM) and were found to comply with the Philippine quarantine and meat inspection systems procedures.”
Both were also found to be compliant with the requirements under the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
The DA earlier accredited Sweden to export chilled pork meat to the Philippines until Oct. 7, 2022. — Vincent Mariel P. Galang