HACCP-based Philippine fish inspection program
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This paper presents the current fish processing activities in the Philippines with particular emphasis on fish product quality management. It highlights some significant laboratory, technological and industrial advances that affect fish product quality management. The current activities to implement the program which includes training, technical and advisory assistance are presented. Future developments, government policies and priorities to support the program are also presented.The implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) as a quality management system is currently the most important agenda among the food manufacturers. Compliance with USFDA Regulations on HACCP by 1997 and with EC Directives have become major concerns of the industry. Such quality systems have urged the government to initiate moves by which the industry can comply in order to maintain the country s position in the highly competitive seafood trade.
Baltazar, C. C. (1997). HACCP-based Philippine fish inspection program. In K. K. Hooi, L. K. Low, & P. Y. Lim (Eds.), Proceedings of the seminar on the advances in fish processing technology in Southeast Asia in relation to quality management, Singapore, 29 October - 1 November 1996 (pp. 58-67). Singapore: Marine Fisheries Research Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.