Philippines: Labeling Requirements for Imported Meat, Poultry Strictly Enforced

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   RP2021-0045

On July 27, 2021, the Philippine Department of Agriculture's National Meat Inspection Service issued Memorandum Circular No. 07-2021-018, reiterating the minimum labeling requirements for imported meat. According to the Memorandum Circular, imported meat and poultry inappropriately labeled based on the requirements shall be seized and subject to confiscation and disposal. Exporters are strongly advised to work closely with their local importer to ensure that expiry or best before dates are included in the labels.

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