National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Regional Director Fernando N. Lontoc is all praises for the good and systematic governance of Mayor Patrcia Gonzalez-Alsua citing the hands-on monitoring of the Local Chief Executive on the city’s abattoir.
The Ligao City Slaughter House located at Sitio Gamot, Tinago, Ligao City is the only Fully Accredited slaughterhouse in the Province of Albay, and one of the two abattoirs in the whole Bicol Region. It has complied with the Class “Double A” requirements under the NMIS accreditation system.
The “AA” standard pertains to those with facilities and operational procedures sufficiently adequate that the hogs and cattle slaughtered therein are suitable for sale in any market domestic or anywhere in the country
The NMIS encourages the Local Government Units to enhance the slaughterhouses in compliance to the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard. In addition, the agency advocates the promotion of food safety practice and healthy environment and ensures conformity to the Republic Act No. 8485 known as the Animal Welfare Act of 1998.