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DTI-BPS hosts JISC/IEC/APCF Seminar on Natural Disaster Countermeasures for National Resilience

Every year, the Philippines is hit with different typhoons. In 2013, the Philippines was struck with the Super Typhoon Haiyan (international name) or known as the Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Typhoon Yolanda claimed 7,350 dead or missing people, making it the strongest and deadliest tropical cyclone to have ever been recorded in the Philippines. Tacloban was the city that was devastated the most during the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda. The residents of Tacloban endured the heavy winds, floods and landslides that tore about a million homes and took thousands of lives.

This is only one of the many natural disasters in the Philippines. Since the Philippines is situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes also often happen. Although the Philippines takes a lot of preventive measures to prepare for these natural disasters, we can always never be too sure of our safety.

In collaboration with the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APCF), the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) hosted the JISC/IEC/APCF Seminar on Natural Disaster Countermeasures for National Resilience held at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City on 15 February 2019. With IEC expert speakers from different companies, the seminar presented how standards can help the Philippines to prepare and recover effectively from disasters.

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DTI approves PNS Code of Practice against Aflatoxin Contamination in Corn

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) approved the code of practice against aflatoxin contamination in corn, as Philippine National Standard (PNS) - Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) 27:2018, Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of aflatoxin contamination in corn.

The PNS/BAFS 27:2018 provides adequate measures to manage aflatoxin contamination in the supply chain following the framework of farm to table approach to food safety. It also provides guidance to all persons involved in producing and handling corn for entry into local and international trade intended for human and animal consumption. This code constitutes from on-farm production to on-farm/off-farm storage. This code of practice recommends measures that should be implemented by all persons that have the responsibility of assuring that food and feed are safe from aflatoxin.

Aflatoxin is a group of highly poisonous and carcinogenic compounds which are produced by strains of fungi, Aspergillus flavus Link and Aspergillus parasiticus Speare, on suitable substrate such as corn, peanuts, copra, and, other oilseeds.

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DTI adopts the International Standard on management system for private security operations as a Philippine National Standard

The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) adopted the International Standard (IS) on Management System for Private Security Operations - Requirements with guidance for use, as a Philippine National Standard (PNS) - International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 18788:2018.

The PNS ISO 18788:2018 specifies requirements and provides guidance for organizations conducting or contracting security operations. It provides a business and risk management framework for the effective conduct of security operations. Organizations engaging in security operations manage the utilization of tactics, techniques, procedures, and equipment, including weapons, to achieve both operational and risk management objectives.

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369 new PNS are available at DTI

Three hundred sixty-nine new Philippine National Standards (PNS) are now ready and available at the Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Philippine Standards’ (DTI-BPS) Standards Data Center (SDC), for purchase and for use.

The DTI-BPS, as the National Standards Body of the Philippines, has developed and adopted 369 new PNS on company organization and management, wind turbine energy systems, electromagnetic compatibility, logistics, jewelry, footwear, electric road vehicles, gas cylinders, construction materials, milk and processed milk products, iron and steel castings, ecolabelling, animal and vegetable fats and oils, petroleum products, non-destructive testing, woodworking machines, agricultural products, electrical engineering, adhesives and adhesive products, examination of water for chemical substances, industrial process measurement and control, harvesting equipment, general methods of tests and analysis for food products, glass in building, furniture, iron and steel pipes, metals, textiles, packaging materials, and rubber and rubber products.

The PNS are documents established by consensus through technical committees and approved by the DTI-BPS. All PNS undergo a series of deliberations including a circulation to all sectors concerned for their technical views and comments. Comments were received during the circulation stage and were consolidated, processed, and taken into consideration by the Bureau of Philippine Standards prior to approval as PNS.

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DTI-BPS conducts Town Hall Meeting on STRACAP