QUEZON CITY – In keeping with its strengthened mandates on the development of food safety standards, the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards, together with the Technical Working Group, has conducted the National Public Consultative Meeting for the Adoption of Codex Guidance for Risk Management Options in Light of Different Risk Assessment Outcomes last August 8, 2017. The activity aimed to strengthen transparency and public involvement during the crafting of the Standard. It served as a venue to gather inputs and further validate the provisions of the Standard.

The Standard intends to provide guidance to food safety regulatory agencies (FSRA) on the appropriate risk management options based on decisions of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) and national situation and trade. It covers risk management options to address food and feed safety concerns related to the primary production, processing, storage and distribution of fresh, primary-processed and processed commodities intended for human consumption.

Present during the activity were the members of the Technical Working Group, Technical Officers of DA National and Regional Offices, representatives from the academe, and representatives from the private sector.

Quezon City – Participants, TWG Members and BAFS Technical Secretariat during the National Public Consultation on the Draft Philippine National Standard on Guidance for Risk Management Options in Light of Different Risk Assessment Outcomes held last August 8, 2017 at BAFS, Quezon City.