TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Veterinary Office (CVO) is currently monitoring establishments selling all kinds of animal feeds and veterinary products to ensure that animals are safe from toxic chemicals.
Veterinarian Mauricio Amla said that they check if toxins such as mycotoxin and aflatoxin are present in the products. The CVO he said collects feed ingredient and submit it to the Burea of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture – CAR for study. Establishment found selling items containing such kind of toxins will be notified.
Calling on all animal feed and veterinary products sellers in the city, Amla said that they must be aware of such danger in said products asking for their cooperation and to register their business with the DA-CAR.
He reminded that the toxins could also contaminate the meat being sold or human consumption.
The CVO reports said there are 61 animal feed and veterinary product establishments in the city with at least 21 registered and being monitored.
To apply they can acquire the forms from the City Veterinary Office to be filled out and notarized. These forms, he said will be collected by the CVO and be submitted to the Department of Agriculture (DA) – CAR for registration.
Amla said that the gathered information will be the basis of the government to issue a registration certificate and License to Operate as Feed and Veterinary Drugs and Products Outlets to qualified establishments.
Once registered, certain fees are collected annually by the CVO and be submitted to the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). These include P120.00 for registered feed distributors, P60.00 for registered feed retailers and P240.00 for registered feed dealers.
By Darwin Serion
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