251 businesses in Central Luzon secure DTI’s Safety Seal certification
More and more businesses and retail establishments in Central Luzon are applying for the Safety Seal over the past few weeks, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The DTI’s Consumer Protection Division reported that 359 establishments had applied for the certification as of the end of July, from only 135 applications last June.
A total of 251 have already been approved by DTI Central Luzon.
“From the 251 Safety Seal certifications issued by the DTI 3 offices, 72 were establishments in Bulacan, 69 were in Pampanga, 50 in Tarlac, 26 in Zambales, 18 in Nueva Ecija, 10 in Bataan and 6 in the province of Aurora,” DTI Regional Director Leonila Baluyut said in a Philippine Information Agency report.
The official said 65 applications were denied because they were not under the jurisdiction of DTI while three were denied because of deficiency in requirements.
The rest have pending applications, she added in the PIA report.
“By applying for and getting the Safety Seal, establishments are assuring consumers and stakeholders that the government has inspected the office, shop or establishment and it has been found to be compliant with the minimum public health standards,” Baluyut said.
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