Jollibee Group reinforces food safety culture amidst pandemic

PHILIPPINES – In light of the pandemic, the Jollibee Group, a Filipino multinational chain of fast food restaurants, is strengthening its food safety culture even further to ensure that food safety practices and measures in all the stores of its various restaurants in the Philippines meet global standards consistently. During the height of the pandemic, the group said they immediately rolled out its Food Safety Standards and Control Measures for COVID-19 Pandemic across all its stores nationwide to implement new safety standards and help employees safely adapt to the new…

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Philippines nods commercial cultivation of GE Golden Rice to curb nutrient deficiency

PHILIPPINES – Farmers in the Philippines have obtained the seal of approval to grow genetically engineered Golden Rice, which contains additional levels of beta-carotene that the body converts into essential vitamin A to improve health, especially in young children. The commercial cultivation permit was issued on July 21, marking the successful culmination of a decades-long initiative. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) developed the improved grain in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) under the Healthier Rice project. “This milestone puts the Philippines at the global…

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