Good kitchen practices, common sense, can prevent food poisoning incidence, says Bicol food safety expert | BICOL TODAY

Good kitchen practices, common sense, can prevent food poisoning incidence, says Bicol food safety expert

Food Safety Expert – Ms. Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara, explains the importance of Food Safety Practices during the process of food production and processing. Photo by Ms. Nuelyn Pajarillo

By Joey Natividad

NABUA, Camarines Sur – Common sense, hygiene, and good food handling practices can prevent the occurrence of various forms of food poisoning and contamination which have caused illness, injuries, and even death to a countless number of people.

This is the main message, in simplified manner, by Ms. Maria Theresa Alcantara, of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST 5), in her presentation before participants of Training of Food Safety organized by Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) for three days, May 28-30, at Macagang Business Center, this town.

The training is one of the series of advocacy and training activities mandated by the recently-passed law on Food Safety (Republic Act 10611).

“The good practice of using at least two separate chopping boards, and knives for cutting down meat, and slicing vegetables can prevent the contamination of pathogens or disease-causing micro-organisms,” said Alcantara.

“Proper way of washing hands and observing cleanliness at the kitchen can prevent the incidence of food poisoning,” the food safety expert said.

The participants came from selected LGUs of the Bicol 6 provinces These are:




Alma Zaballa

Albay Provincial Agriculture Office

Selfa L. Dioquino

Albay Provincial Agriculture Office

Daphne Indira T. Mandane

Albay Provincial Agriculture Office

Arlene L. Vibar

Albay Provincial Agriculture Office



Mark Anthony B. Abrera


Norie B. Acebar


Rommel Robles


Michael N. Catolico


Noli B. Pielago


Gleceria L. Ramos




Jose Rudel D. Cantoria


Cita F. Caña

Provincial Agriculture Office

Riza D. Cantiga


Glesebel R. Aligam

Provincial Agriculture Office

Novelen B. Laurio

Provincial Agriculture Office

Sylvia D. Patiño




Maria Victoria M. Lamadrid

Office of the Provincial Agriculturist

Ryan I. Villaflores

Office of the Provincial Agriculturist

Janet P. Belen

Jose Panganiban

Nerissa P. Villaluz


Warlyn A. De Roma

Office of the Provincial Agriculturist

Dulce D. Doriman

Office of the Provincial Agriculturist



Teresa E. Babejes

Prieto Diaz

Maribeth C. Judin


Vilma Gaon

Sta. Magdalena


(Seated left to right) Ms. Cita F. Caña (the host team leader of the day), Mr. Emmanuel L. Orogo (Acting Planning Officer/ Project Officer of the training) and Ms. Ma. Theresa D. Alcantara (Resource Person of the day). Photo by Ms. Nuelyn Pajarillo

An OFW group, Poblacion Overseas Beneficiaries Association (POBA), from Tigaon, Camarines Sur, sent three participants namely, Ms. Joma Bosito, Conchita Panuelos, and Jose Maria C. Natividad to attend the training.

The training is organized by Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) V, headed by Ms. Vivien V. Carable (OIC-Center Director). Other staff members are Engr. Joey A. Belarmino (HVCDP Focal Person), Mr. Emmanuel L. Orogo (Acting Planning Officer/ Project Officer) and Ms. Nuelyn Pajarillo (Technical Assistant). []

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