DTI sets October 22 public hearing on halal food general guidelines
Cebu City (15 October) -- The Department of Trade and Industry will conduct a public hearing on the Draft Administrative Order to implement the Halal Food General Guidelines or the PNS 2067:2008 on October 22, 2009, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel.
In coordination with the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration of the Department of Health, the activity will present a draft of the National Standards on the Halal Food General Guidelines to the public for comments.
Since slots are limited, interested parties who wish to participate in the public hearing are requested to call Grace of the DTI 7 regional office for reservations at tel. nos. 2550036 loc. 305 or 302.
Halal foods are foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines. Worldwide growth in Islamic populations has spurred demand for Halal foods and created new opportunities for food processors and retailers. (PIA) [top]