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Plant Product Safety and 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.

 

VISION/MISSION

Vision

PPSSD is an internationally recognized regulatory office in providing competent efficient and quality services responsive to the need 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 system and laboratory services.

 

FUNCTIONS 

 

SECTIONS AND LABORATORIES

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


Contaminants Laboratory Section (CLS) CLS

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

Pesticide Analytical Laboratory Section (PALS)

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

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:

 

 

          CEBU SPAL

 

         CDO SPAL

 

 

 SPAL DAVAO

 

 

 

SERVICES OFFERED CERTIFICATE OF ACCREDITATION

FORMS:
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)


GUIDELINES
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.

CERTIFICATION OF ACCREDITATION