Plant Product Safety Services Division


PPSSD Building

The Republic Act No. 10611 also known as Food Safety Act of 2013 mandates the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) as a Food Safety Regulatory Agency (FSRA) under the Department of Agriculture (DA). The Plant Product Safety Services Division (PPSSD) under the BPI is tasked to undertake responsibilities relevant to food safety of fresh and minimally processed plant foods from primary production to post-harvest stages of the food supply chain.




PPSSD is an internationally recognized regulatory office in providing competent efficient and quality services responsive to the need of plant food stakeholders.


We ensure safe plant food from primary production to post harvest stages of the food supply chain through effective food control system and laboratory services.



  • Enforces food safety control on plant foods;
  • Intensifies the monitoring system of contaminants and pesticide residue to assure the supply of safe food for the consumers;
  • Provides laboratory services for microbiological examination, physico-chemical analysis, pesticide formulation and pesticide residue analysis; and
  • Coordinates with other local and international authorities on activities relevant to the functions of the Division.



Accreditation and Inspection Section (AIS)
Composed of Food Safety Unit, PhilGAP Unit and Risk Assessment Unit and is tasked to:

  • Inspect packinghouses and establishments for compliances to food safety standards and regulations involved in the distribution of fresh and minimally processed fruits and vegetables;
  • Inspect packinghouses of fresh agricultural produce intended for export and domestic markets for compliance to food safety standards and regulations;
  • Conducts food safety risk assessment of plants and plant products for market access and those derived from modern biotechnology; and
  • Implements Philippine Good Agricultural Practices (PhilGAP) Program

Contaminants Laboratory Section (CLS) CLS

Composed of Microbiology Unit and Chemistry Unit, and is tasked to:

  • Monitor chemical and microbiological contaminants and biotoxins; and
  • Provide physico-chemical and microbiological analytical services for
    fresh and minimally processed agricultural produce.

Pesticide Analytical Laboratory Section (PALS)

Composed of Pesticide Residue Unit and Formulation Analysis Unit, both scopes are ISO /
IEC 17025:2005 certified, tasked to:

  • Monitor pesticide residue level in locally produced and imported agricultural
    commodities; and
  • Provide analytical services for pesticide residues and formulation to various

Satellite Pesticide Analytical Laboratories (SPAL) 

Four (4) satellite pesticide analytical laboratories are tasked to monitor pesticide residue of
local agricultural produce which are strategically located in:

  • SPAL Baguio (covers Regions I, II and Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)BAGUIO SPAL



  • SPAL Cebu (covers Regions VI, VII and VIII)

          CEBU SPAL


  • SPAL Cagayan de Oro (covers Regions IX, X, Caraga)

         CDO SPAL



  • SPAL Davao (covers Regions XI, XII and ARMM)






  • PhilGAP Certification;
  • Accreditation of Plant Food Testing Laboratory;
  • Pesticide Residue Analysis;
  • Physico-Chemical Analysis (ash, moisture, specific gravity, total nitrogen, percentage of total crude protein, total acidity;
  • Microbiological Analysis (standard plate count, yeast and mold count, coliform count and Salmonella);
  • Aflatoxin Analysis;
  • Analysis of Heavy Metals (arsenic, cadmium, lead)

GAP-F01    – PhilGAP Application Form
GAP-F01A  - ANNEX A – Production and Harvesting Records
GAP-F01B  - ANNEX B – List of Fertilizers, Pesticides and Other

Agricultural Chemicals
PPSSD-01A - Request for Analysis (Pesticide Analytical Laboratory Section)
PPSSD-01B - Request for Analysis (Contaminants Laboratory Section)

DC03_S2016 - Guidelines on the Accreditation of Plant Food Testing Laboratories
AC01_S2018 - Rules and Regulations on the Certification of Philippine Good Agricultural Practices (PhilGAP) for Crops, Superseding Administrative Circular No. 10 Series 2013.




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