Plant Product Safety and Services Division

Plant Product Safety and Services Division

 


The Plant Product Safety Services Division (PPSSD) is tasked with the characterization of agricultural crops and its by-products as well as monitoring of pesticide formulated products, pesticide residues and other contaminants in foods. Formerly the Laboratory Services Division, it assumed its pesent name pursuant to Executive Order No. 366.  

The Food Safety Act of 2013 further mandates the BPI-PPSSD to undertake responsibilities relevant to food safety measures in the food supply chain of plant foods, specifically on postharvest stages involving minimal transformation of plant foods. These postharvest handling activities ensure that policies and programs assuring the safety of primary and postharvest foods, locally produced or imported. Monitoring of the presence of contaminants in plant foods is conducted through chemical and microbiological analyses.

 

VISION/MISSION

Vision

Safe food supply for a healthy nation and globally competitive agricultural produce through established and efficient monitoring system of the plant food supply chain.

Mission

The Plant Product Safety Services Division is mandated to provide and develop monitoring protocols and efficient analytical methods to ensure safety of plant food from production to postharvest stages of the food supply chain through inspection and monitoring of farms, packinghouses and to provide quality analysis for pesticide residues, chemical and microbiological contaminants.

 

FUNCTIONS 

  • Strengthens the implementation of food control system 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
  • Coordinates with other local and international authorities on activities relevant to the functions of the Division
  • Assists industry in converting agricultural raw materials to globally competitive products in order to increase the dollar value of our export

 

CONSTITUENT SECTIONS AND LABORATORIES

Accreditation and Inspection Section

  • Spearhead the accreditation of packinghouses and establishments involved in the distribution of fresh and minimally processed fruits and vegetables 
  • Inspection of packinghouses of fresh agricultural produce intended for export and domestic markets for compliance to food safety protocols

Contaminants Laboratory Section 

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

Pesticide Analytical Laboratory Section

  1. Monitor pesticide residue level in locally produced and imported agricultural commodities.
  2. Provides analytical services on the analysis of pesticide formulated products.
  3. Provide pesticide analytical services to stakeholders.

Satellite Pesticide Analytical Laboratories (SPAL) 

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

  • SPAL Baguio (covers Regions I, II and Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
  • SPAL Cebu (covers Regions VI, VII and VIII)
  • SPAL Cagayan de Oro (covers Regions IX, X, XI)
  • SPAL Davao (covers Regions XII, XIII and ARMM)

 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Pesticide Residue
  • Pesticide Formulation
  • Physico-chemical Analysis (e.g. ash, moisture, specigic gravity, total nitrogen, percentage of total crude protein, total acidity, salt (% Sodium Chloride), tannin, formalin)
  • Microbiological Analysis (e.g. Standard Plate Count, Yeast and Mold Count, Coliform Count)

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Issuances

IMAGE Designation of Dr. Andrew B. Villacorta, OIC-Field Operation Service Director (OIC) National Deputy Project Director For Philippine Rural Development Project
Friday, 21 July 2017
  Designation of Dr. Andrew B. Villacorta, OIC-Field Operation Service Director (OIC) National Deputy Project Director For Philippine Rural Development Project Read More...
IMAGE Designation of DIR. Andrew Villacorta as Officer-In-Charge(OIC) at The Office of Undersecretary For Operations
Friday, 21 July 2017
  Designation of DIR. Andrew Villacorta as Officer-In-Charge(OIC) at The Office of Undersecretary For Operations Read More...
IMAGE Designation of Assistant Director Jennifer E. Remonquillo as Officer in Charge of Bureau of Plant Industry on July 11-15 2017
Friday, 21 July 2017
   Designation of Assistant Director Jennifer E. Remonquillo as Officer in Charge of Bureau of Plant Industry Read More...
IMAGE DA-BAFS
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
   Reiteration of The Call For Proposalsrequest For Scientific or Technical Recommendations    Download Here     Read More...
IMAGE Bpi Memorandum Order No. 57, S.2017: Designation Of Mr. Julito T. Claveron Jr.
Monday, 17 July 2017
  Designation Of Mr. Julito T. Claveron Jr. As Bac Secretariat Of The Bpi-Npqsd Station 2- Cagayan & NSQCSD, Region II-Isabela. Read More...
IMAGE Food Safety RoadShow
Thursday, 13 July 2017
  Food Safety RoadShow        Download Here   Read More...
IMAGE Geodata System Investigation On Bpi
Thursday, 13 July 2017
  Geodata System Investigation On Bpi    Read More...
IMAGE Bpi Memorandum Order No. 56, S.2017: Creation Of Research & Development( R&D) Review Committee
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
  Creation Of Research & Development( R&D) Review Committee   Read More...
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