DA-BAFS

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards

"...ensure consumer safety and promote competitiveness of Philippines agriculture and fishery products."



One man’s refuse is another man’s food


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In many countries, offals are considered refuse and are commonly thrown out. For most Filipinos, offal is an essential ingredient of many savory dishes.  Sisig, bopis, batchoy and isaw are some of the popular Filipino dishes that use edible offal as the main ingredient.

Recognizing this commodity’s importance for Filipinos, the Bureau developed the Philippine National Standard (PNS) for Edible Offal.  The PNS defines edible offal as the edible viscera (internal organs, glands, and issues), extremities, and other by-products that are separated from the carcass of swine, and which are heads and cuts, feet/trotters, tail, heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, throat, esophagus diaphragm, skin, pancreas, stomach, intestine, and the reproductive organs.

To help you identify the commonly available pork offal in the market for human consumption, BAFS developed an infographic available for download at www.bafs.da.gov.ph. ###



Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) Online ISSN: 2719-177X
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