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Incident report on Cassava food poisoning incident in Bohol in 2005

Requested from UPM by Ana RIVERA at 09:14 PM on Mar 04, 2019.
Purpose: Teaching (Food safety Management and Hazard Control)
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2005 - 12/31/2005
Tracking no: #UPM-276750618905

Ana 09:14 PM, Mar 04, 2019

Good day! I would like to request for any document (report or press release or advisory) regarding the food poisoning incident that happened in Bohol in 2005 involving schoolchildren who ate cassava snack that was said to be contaminated with pesticide. This information will guide us in improving food safety control measures among lay people in the community.

FOI Receiving 08:53 AM, Mar 05, 2019

March 5, 2019

Dear Ana,

Thank you for your request dated Mar 04, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Incident report on Cassava food poisoning incident in Bohol in 2005.

We received your request on Mar 04, 2019 and will respond on or before Mar 25, 2019 09:14:26 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEFVQTS0yNzY3NTA2MTg5MDUM, for request with ticket number #UPM-276750618905.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

FOI Decision Maker, 11:57 AM, Mar 05, 2019

Dear Ms. Rivera,

This is to inform you that we are already processing your request regarding the Cassava food poisoning incident in Bohol in 2005. 

Since the incident happened in 2005, we are trying to find out if any member of the faculty has conducted a study about the incident.

Thank you very much.


FOI Decision Maker
UP Manila

Ana 12:10 PM, Mar 05, 2019

Thank you very much for the assistance. If possible, I would like to obtain information (case report or press release) from DOH or FDA or PNP.

FOI Decision Maker, 02:22 PM, Mar 14, 2019

Dear Ms. Rivera,

We are already processing your request regarding the Cassava food poisoning incident in Bohol in 2005. 

This is to inform you that we have forwarded your request to the appropriate office.

Thank you very much.


FOI Decision Maker
UP Manila

FOI Decision Maker, 02:29 PM, Mar 14, 2019

Dear Ms. Rivera,

We are already processing your request regarding the Cassava food poisoning incident in Bohol in 2005. 

This is to inform you that we have forwarded your request to the PGH National Poison Management and Control Center (NPMCC)

Thank you very much.


FOI Decision Maker
UP Manila

FOI Decision Maker, 09:39 AM, Mar 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

Dear Ana RIVERA,

I refer to my letter of Mar 04, 2019 09:14:26 PM; about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Incident report on Cassava food poisoning incident in Bohol in 2005.

Our response to your request is due on Mar 25, 2019 09:14:26 PM. Unfortunately, it is taking longer than expected to deal with your request because we are still waiting for DOH to give clearance to release the report since the activity was part of the technical consultancy contract with DOH.

I apologize for this delay but have applied for an extension so we could work further on your request. We hope to be able to send you a response on or before Apr 22, 2019 09:14:26 PM.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEFVQTS0yNzY3NTA2MTg5MDUM, for request with ticket number #UPM-276750618905.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI Decision Maker, Vice-Chancellor for Administration
FOI Officer
April 9, 2019

Dear Ana RIVERA,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Mar 04, 2019 09:14:26 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

You asked for Incident report on Cassava food poisoning incident in Bohol in 2005.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office cannot provide the information you have requested. 

In the course of the official process of your FOI request, we learned that the Department of Health is the agency who has the authority to release such report. We recommend, therefore, that you file an appropriate request through the DOH FOI portal. You may also connect with Dr. Carissa Paz D. Dioquino, Head of the UPM National Poison Management Control Center (NPMCC) for assistance. The UPM-NPMCC 24-hour hotline is 524-1078, email - uppoisoncenter@gmail.com.

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site: https://zcwdv320190208-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/help.

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Dr. Michael Tee at foirc.upmanila@up.edu.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,
FOI Decision Maker, Vice-Chancellor for Administration
FOI Officer

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