TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Three personnel of the City Veterinary Services Office (CVSO) recently completed a one-month training on meat safety inspection through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS).
According to City Veterinarian Dr. Carmen Wanas, among the three CVSO personnel Monalyn Dail finished at the top of her class with Niño Cuarteros as the third. Likewise, Arnel Rosalesa also finished the course among 16 participants from the region.
Held at the Benguet State University from March 13 to April 5, the training was aimed to equip the participants, composed mostly of meat inspectors, meat control officers, and other personnel performing meat inspection work, in upgrading their skills in meat inspection to ensure that meat products sold in the locality are safe for human consumption.
The trainees mentioned that the one-month course involved lectures to be familiarized with the inspection of different meat establishments such as cold storage and meat cutting plant, as well as conduct of actual meat inspection ante mortem and post mortem at an identified slaughterhouse in Baguio City.
Certificates of completion were presented to the trainees during last week’s flag raising ceremony of the city government.