Live and Raw Bivalve Molluscs

The Philippine National Standard (PNS) for Live and Raw Bivalve Molluscs was adopted
from the existing international Codex Standard for Live and Raw Bivalve Molluscs (CODEX
STAN 292-2008).
To tailor fit the standard to the Philippines’ requirements, modifications were made in the
format and definition of terms. An electronic solicitation of comments and a stakeholders’
consultative meeting were conducted by the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product
Standards (BAFPS) in collaboration with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
(BFAR) on February-March, 2010 and July 28, 2010 (Quezon City), respectively.
Subsequently, relevant and substantial comments solicited from concerned and competent
agencies, and industry-stakeholders were also incorporated in the PNS.
The PNS for Live and Raw Bivalve Molluscs aims to provide a common understanding on
the scope of the standard, product description, essential composition and quality factors, food
additives, contaminants, hygiene and handling, labelling requirements, methods of sampling,
examination and analyses, definition of defectives, and the requirements for product lot
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