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Pangasinan passes laws against smuggled meat By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/11/2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Pangasinan passes laws against smuggled meat

By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/11/2012
With the continued failure of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to curb rampant smuggling of agricultural products, local government units in Pangasinan have initiated local laws to protect their citizens from the unabated dumping of smuggled meat.

Officials of Urdaneta City, Pangasinan will consider this week the adoption of Resolution 156-2012 seeking “to ban the sale of all imported frozen mean within the territorial jurisdiction of Urdaneta City.”

The proposed measure stressed that “the sale of frozen meat in the markets of Urdaneta City results in several diseases and infections among the consumers because of the frequent brownouts” that foster the multiplication of bacteria..... MORE

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