MSQA Auditors Undergo Recalibration Training
Aiming to enhance the competency and integrity of auditors and to establish sufficient pool of auditors to meet growing demands, the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) conducts the 23rd Meat Safety Quality Assurance (MSQA) Auditors General Meeting and Technical Session on March 28-30, 2023 at Hotel Kimberly, Tagaytay City. Executive Director Dr. Clarita M. Sangcal welcomed the participants and expressed her enthusiasm to see all the auditors gathered to upgrade their skills and share their best practices in auditing meat establishments for the issuance of NMIS License to Operate (LTO) for slaughterhouses, poultry dressing plants, meat cutting plants, cold storage warehouses and meat distribution centers.
Issuance of the NMIS LTO in accordance with Administrative Circular (AC) No. 1, series of 2022 and NMIS Memorandum Circular No08-2017-013, series of 2016, Implementing Rules and Regulations on the Licensing of Meat Establishment with National and International Distribution covers compliance audit on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Operating Practices (GOP), and Sanitation Standard Operating Practice (SSOP). The Philippine National Standard (PNS) on the National Food Control System highlights the key principles and core elements of an efficient and effective food control system by providing practical guidance in its design, development, operation, evaluation, and improvement.
The topics discussed during the three-day activity were Philippine National Standard (PNS) on the Principles and Guidelines for the National Food Control System, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000), Reorientation of the Basic Auditing Procedures of NMIS, Basic Auditors Competency, Ethical Standards and Basic Technical Audit Report Writing. ### (JMCambe)