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(NAR) VOL.8 NO. 2 / APRIL - JUNE 1997

[ NFA LETTER CIRCULAR NO. AO-97-03-001, February 11, 1997 ]


Pursuant to Section 6 (a) subpar. VIII of P.D. 4, as amended and the pertinent provisions of the Revised Rules and Regulations on Grains Business, and to protect the public interest and promote the general welfare as mandated by Republic Act 7394, otherwise known as the Consumers Act of the Philippines, the following standards shall be used and adopted in packaging of shelled corn, corn grains and corn grits:


Packaging of Shelled Corn, Corn Grains and Corn Grits

Shelled corn, corn grains and corn grits shall be packed in durable jute or plastic sacks or in similar protective containers in order to give maximum protection from normal hazards of transportation and handling.

Smaller packages may be allowed provided the net weight shall be one or two kilograms or multiple of 5 kilograms (5kg, 10 kg, 15 kg, 20 kg, 25 kg, etc.)


Metric System as Standard for Weight and Measures

The packaging and labelling of shelled corn, corn grains and corn grits intended for wholesale or retail shall be strictly in accordance with the metric system as the standard for weights and measures. One (1) cavan of shelled corn, corn grains and corn grits shall be a unit containing fifty (50) kilograms net of such commodity.

Any violation and/or non-compliance with the above shall subject the offender to the penalties imposed under Section 29 of the NFA Act promulgated under P.D. 4, as amended, and other pertinent laws, notwithstanding the provisions of any law or rules and regulations to the contrary.

This Circular shall take effect fifteen (15) days following publication once in a newspaper of general circulation and upon registration with the U.P Law Center.

Adopted: 11 February 1997

Acting Administrator and DA Undersecretary
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