'Dominguez orders BOC to donate seized foodstuff to Taal evacuees'

'Dominguez orders BOC to donate seized foodstuff to Taal evacuees'

This is a welcome development since there is no signs that that would dictate that Taal can be considered as safe.
Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered he Bureau of Customs (BOC) to donate all of its seized food items fit for human consumption to the swelling number of evacuees from Batangas and Cavite following Taal Volcano's eruption.

“I have directed the BOC to determine which confiscated and unclaimed shipments of food items in the ports are fit for human consumption so that these goods can be sent right away to the victims of Taal's continued eruption,” Finance Secretary said.
The Bureau of Customs seized food products
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The BOC in compliance with Dominguez directive has immediately turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) some 32 pallets containing 180 boxes each of canned Libby’s Vienna sausage seized at the Port of Manila in March 2018, this according to Customs Deputy Commissioner Edward James Dy Buco.

The canned goods will be donated to the different evacuation centers affected by Taal’s eruption.
The donation will help feed some 53,000 families or around 267,000 evacuees, he said.

Dy Buco said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the shipment of Libby’s canned sausages as fit for human consumption.

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