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LOS BAŇOS, Laguna - A Halal Verification Laboratory (HVL) is now open under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in CALABARZON region.
Servicing the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon, the CALABARZON Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory(RSTL) was inaugurated and turned over Monday at the DOST regional science complex in Barangay Timugan here. DOST-CALABARZON Director Dr. Alexander R. Madrigal led national and regional officials for the inauguration and tour of the new facility that uses the most advance technology in detection of haram (forbidden by Islamic law) and mushbooh (doubtful or suspect foods in Islam) food products. The inaugural and turnover ceremonies highlighted the DOST-CALABARZON 54th Anniversary Celebration themed “Improving Lives and Sustaining Inclusive Regional Growth through Innovative Programs and Services.”
The Halal verification lab was established through the financial support of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) in a bid to strengthen and promote the Halal industry in the country through Republic Act (RA) 10817 or the “Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act”.
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