Plant Product Safety Services Division 1

 

PPSSD Building

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

 

VISION/MISSION

Vision

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

Mission

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

 

FUNCTIONS 

The Plant Product Safety Services Division ensures plant product safety of fresh and minimally processed plant foods consistent with the Republic Act No. 10611 or the Food Safety Act of 2013 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. It is tasked to implement the following:

1. Strengthen the implementation of food control system on plant foods;
2. Intensify the monitoring system of contaminants and pesticide residue to assure the supply of safe food for the consumers;
3. Provide analytical services for microbiological, physico-chemical, pesticide formulation and pesticide residue analyses; and
4. Coordinate with other local and international authorities on activities relevant to the functions of the Division.

 

SECTIONS AND LABORATORIES

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

1. Inspect, register, and issue endorsement prior to licensing of packing houses and establishments for compliance to food safety standards and regulations involved in the distribution of fresh and minimally processed fruits and vegetables;
2. Inspect packinghouses of fresh agricultural produce intended for export and domestic markets for compliance to food safety standards and regulations;
3. Conduct food safety risk analysis of imported plant food for market access;
4. Conduct food safety risk assessment of plants and plant products derived from modern biotechnology; and
5. Implement Philippine Good Agricultural Practices (PhilGAP) Program including assigning inspectors to perform farm inspection and generating reports to be reviewed and approved by the PhilGAP certification committee, and act as the Secretariat for the PhilGAP certification.

 
 Contaminants Laboratory Section (CLS)
 
 Composed of Microbiological Contaminants Unit and Chemical Contaminants Unit, and is tasked to:
 

1. Monitor and provide analytical services for microbiological contaminants in fresh and minimally processed plant food; and
2. Monitor chemical contaminants and provide analytical services for fresh and minimally processed agricultural produce.

Pesticide Analytical Laboratory Section (PALS)

Composed of Pesticide Residue Unit and Formulation Analysis Unit, both are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 certified, and is tasked to:

  • Monitor pesticide residue level in locally produced and imported agricultural
    commodities; and
  • Provide analytical services for pesticide residues and formulation to various
    stakeholders.
  • Covers Region III, IV-A, IV-B, V, and NCR

 

Satellite Pesticide Analytical Laboratories (SPALs)

Four (SPALs) are tasked to monitor pesticide residue levels and provide pesticide residue analytical services in their respective regions.

1. SPAL Baguio (covers Regions I, II and Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)

BAGUIO SPAL

 

2. SPAL Cebu (covers Regions VI, VII and VIII)

 CEBU SPAL

 

3. SPAL Cagayan de Oro (covers Regions IX, X, XIII)

 CDO SPAL

 

4. SPAL Davao (covers Regions XI, XII and BARMM)

 SPAL DAVAO

 

SERVICES OFFERED 

1. PhilGAP Certification
2. Licensing of Cold Storage Warehouses (CSWs)
3. Licensing of Food Business Operators
4. Registration of FBO-Designated Food Safety Compliance Officer (FSCO) 
5. Accreditation of BPI Training Service Provider on Food Safety
6. Analysis of Pesticide Residues 
7. Analysis of Microbiological Contaminants 
8. Analysis of Chemical Contaminants
9. Analysis of Pesticide Formulation 
10. Accreditation of Plant Food Testing Laboratories

APPLICATION AND REQUEST FORMS

AIS 

BPI-QMS-PPSSD-F1 - PhilGAP Application Form
BPI-QMS-PPSSD-F1A - Annex A - Production and Harvesting Records
BPI-QMS-PPSSD-F1B - Annex B - List of Farm Inputs
BPI-QMS-PPSSD-F25 - CSW Application Form
BPI-QMS-PPSSD-F32 - Application for License to Operate
BPI-QMS-PPSSD-F37 - Application for Registration of Food Safety Compliance Officer (FSCO)
BPI-QMS-PPSSD-F39 - Application for Accreditation of Training Service Provider

PALS / CLS

PPSSD-01A - Request of Analysis and Order of Payment (Pesticide Analytical Laboratory Section)
PPSSD-01B - Request of Analysis and Order of Payment (Contaminants Laboratory Section)
PPSSD-01C - Request of Analysis and Order of Payment (SPAL-Baguio)
PPSSD-01D - Request of Analysis and Order of Payment (SPAL-CDO)
PPSSD-01E - Request of Analysis and Order of Payment (SPAL-Cebu)
PPSSD-01F - Request of Analysis and Order of Payment (SPAL-Davao)
PPSSD-12 - Complaint, Evaluation, and Progress Report
PPSSD-19 - Request for Quotation

LEGAL REFERENCES / GUIDELINES

CERTIFICATION OF ACCREDITATION

 

 

 

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