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Information Officer Mary Christie Hari-on of the National Food Authority here disclosed that a total of 1,089 individuals from the different sectors of the community have volunteered themselves to be a partner of the government as food guardians.

She said that the food guardian campaign was done in time for the observance of the Grains Industry Week last September 21 to 25.

Hari-on said that the food guardian campaign was conducted at the Hercor College, Ivisan public market and at their Roxas City Provincial Office.

The “Food Guardians” is a program of the NFA to protect the consumers against unscrupulous grains business men as well as helping in the campaign not to waste rice but instead “BeRiceponsible.”

 According to her, by being a food guardians, they pledge to help ensure that rice is available, accessible, visible and affordable in public markets.

“The food guardian,  must follow the correct food handling procedure to make sure that rice is safe for the consumers,” Hari-on said.

She also said that their celebration of the NFA’s 43rd anniversary is anchored on the theme Seguridad sa Pagkain, Tungkulin Natin,” where the food agency has reaffirmed its commitment to ensure food security especially in times of natural and man-made disasters or emergencies. (JCM/JBG/PIA6)

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