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

REGISTERED ONION IMPORTERS AS OF APRIL 4, 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
  HERE IS THE LIST OF REGISTERED ONION IMPORTERS AS OF APRIL 4, 2017 (Click here to view)   Read More...
Notice of Job Vacancy
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
  Herewith is the List of Vacant Positions in the Bureau of Plant Industry. For interested applicants, please contact our Personnel Section.  (Click here to view list) Read More...
DA Department Order No. 5 S.2017 - GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION OF THE NON-GOVERNMENT MEMBERS OF THE NOAB
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Department Order No. 5 Series of 2017 GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION OF THE NON-GOVERNMENT MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIC AGRICULTURE BOARD Read More...
DA Memorandum No. 14 S.2017 - GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS OF THE DA
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Memorandum No. 14 Series of 2017  GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION  OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION PROJECTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Read More...
DA Memorandum No. 13 S.2017 - GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLAR-POWERED IRRIGATION SYSTEM OF THE DA.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Department of Agriculture Memorandum No. 13 Series of 2017 GENERAL GUIDELINES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION  OF SOLAR-POWERED IRRIGATION SYSTEM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Read More...
IMAGE PEST ADVISORY FOR THE 2ND QUARTER (APRIL-JUNE) 2017
Thursday, 23 March 2017
  Our dear farmers are warned of the five pests to attack during the 2nd Quarter of the year. This is based on the historical data submitted by regions. Our Crop Pest Management Division listed areas where infestations may possibly occur. Bureau of Plant Industry OIC, Vivencio R. Mamaril issued a memorandum to all DA Regional Directors to alert the staff to closely monitor pests’ occurrence. Management options and conditions that may trigger infestations were also issued for information and dissemination.  (Click here to view list)   Read More...
IMAGE THE 2016 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT
Wednesday, 04 January 2017
  THE 2016 REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9184, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ACT   (Click here to view) Read More...
IMAGE 2017 Q1 PEST ADVISORY
Tuesday, 03 January 2017
    OIC Director Vivencio R. Mamaril, PhD of the Bureau of Plant Industry(BPI) alerts all DA Regional Executive Directors, BPI Centers, National Plant Quarantine Services Division, National Seed Quality Control Services Division and Crop Research and Production Support Division for possible pests to occur during the 1st quarter of the year to closely monitor the listed areas. Rodent, brown plant hopper, stem borer, rice black bug and bacterial leaf blight are among the top pests. Triggering factors and pest management options are also specified in the memorandum issued.   (click the image to view the Pest Advisory) Read More...
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