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Act on Rice Trading (Republic Act No. 11203).

This Act amends Republic Act No. 8178 replacing Quantitative Import Restrictions on Agricultural Products, except Rice, with tariffs. Amendments aim to ensure food security and make the country's agricultural sector viable, efficient and globally competitive. The State adopts the use of tariffs in lieu of non-tariff...
Philippines
2019

Fisheries Administrative Order No. 259 S. 2018 establishing Rules and Regulations on the Importation of Frozen Fish and Fishery/Aquatic Products for Wet Markets During Closed and Off-Fishing Seasons or During the Occurrence of Calamities.

This Fisheries Administrative Order, consisting of 15 sections, establishes Rules and Regulations on the Importation of Frozen Fish and Fish/Aquatic Products for Wet Markets During Closed, Off-Fishing Seasons or During the Occurrence of Calamities. To facilitate monitoring of imported fish products, all imported fish destined for...
Philippines
2018

Republic Act No. 11037 on Child Nutrition.

This Child Nutrition Act, consisting of 16 sections, aims at institutionalizing a National Feeding Programme for Undernourished Children in Public Day Care, Kindergarten and Elementary Schools to Combat Hunger and Undernutrition in Philippines. The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall...
Philippines
2017

Joint DA-DOH Administrative Order No. 2015-0007 implementing Rules and Regulations of the Food Safety Act of 2013.

This Order, consisting of 42 sections, implements Rules and Regulations of the Food Safety Act of 2013. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 39, Republic Act 10611, otherwise known as the “Food Safety Act of 2013”, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Health...
Philippines
2016

Administrative Order No. 10 of 2015 implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 (R.A. No. 8550) as amended by R.A. No. 10654.

The Department is authorized to adopt port state measures that must be complied with by foreign fishing vessels. These measures shall include: prior notification of port entry; use of designated ports; restrictions on port entry and landing or transhipment of fish; restrictions on supplies and services;...
Philippines
2015

BFAR Administrative Circular No. 256, s. 2015 declaring Malachite Green and Gentian Violet as Health Hazards and Prohibiting their Use in Food Fish Production and Trade.

This Circular, consisting of 25 Sections divided into seven Chapters and one Annex, prohibits the use of malachite green and gentian violet in all stages of aquaculture production of fishery and aquatic products intended for human consumption and the distribution for commerce of fishery and aquatic...
Philippines
2015

Administrative Order No. 2014-0029 on Rules and Regulation Licensing Food Establishments.

This Order, consisting of 14 sections, applies to food establishments engaged in the manufacture and/or distribution, (i.e. import, export and/or wholesale) trade and/or repacking of processed food and food products. The objectives of this Order are: 1. Adoption of risk-based classification of food establishments and...
Philippines
2014

Administrative Order No. 2014-0030 on Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Labelling of Prepackaged Food Products.

This Order, consisting of 13 sections, covers the labelling of all prepackaged food products, including food supplements, whether locally manufactured or imported into the Philippines. The objectives of this Order are: to promulgate rules and regulations on the revised labeling guidelines of prepackaged food products...
Philippines
2014

Fisheries Administrative Order No. 251, s. 2014 on the Traceability System for Fish and Fishery Products.

This Circular, consisting of 12 sections and two Annexes, establishes the traceability system for wild-caught and farmed fish and other aquatic products. It covers the following business operations: a) Wild-caught (fishing boats or vessels; landing at ports, buying stations and auction markets; pre-processing, cold storage and...
Philippines
2014

Fisheries Administrative Order No. 249, s. 2014 on the prohibition of selling and distributing of raw/fresh and processed Pufferfish (Tetraodontidae).

This Circular, consisting of 7 sections and two Annexes, establishes the prohibition of selling and distributing of raw/fresh and processed Pufferfish (Tetraodontidae). Pursuant to Sec. 67 and 107 of RA 8550 and RA 7394, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Fisheries and...
Philippines
2014

Food Safety Act 2013 (Republic Act No. 10611).

This Act aims at strengthening the Food Safety Regulatory System in the country to Protect Consumer Health and Facilitate Market Access of Local Foods and Food Products (Republic Act No. 10611). To strengthen the food safety regulatory system in the country, the State shall adopt the...
Philippines
2013

Republic Act No. 10536 amending Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines, Act No. 9296.

This Republic Act No. 10536 amends Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines. In particular it amends the following Sections: SEC. 4 by inserting subsections 15 and 16; SEC. 7 on the composition of the NMIS; SEC. 9 on Regional Technical Operation Centers (RTOC); SEC. 46...
Philippines
2012

Administrative Order No. 7 Series of 2011 amending the Guidelines in the Accreditation of Certifying Bodies for Standards on Organic Agriculture.

This Administrative Order amends the Guidelines in the Accreditation of Certifying Bodies for Standards on Organic Agriculture. Amendments deal with the following issues. Criteria for Accreditation for the Operating Manual of Certification Procedures shall ensure: a) Compliance of its certified operations with the existing standards and...
Philippines
2011

Fisheries Administrative Order No. 235, s. of 2010 on Safety and Quality Control Standards for paralytic shellfish poison (PSP).

The duty of the State are: a) to develop and provide safety and quality standards for consumer products, including performance or use-oriented standards, codes of practice and methods of tests; b) to assist the consumer in evaluating the quality, including safety, performance and comparative utility of...
Philippines
2010

Administrative Order No. 24 implementing the Guidelines on National Veterinary Drug Residues Control Programme in Food Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 14 of 2006.

This Order, consisting of 15 sections, implements the Guidelines on National Veterinary Drug Residues Control Programme in Food Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 14 of 2006. It applies to manufacturing, importation, exportation, distribution, administration, regulation, control and rational use of veterinary drugs in food producing animals....
Philippines
2009

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 9711).

The Act amends the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Republic Act No. 3720). Amendments include: substitution of provisions of section 4 and insertion of new subsections 4(h) to 4(q) on powers, functions and duties of the FDA; insertion of new subsections 5(a)(1)-5(a)(4), 5(b)(1)-5(b)(3) and 5(c)-5(f) on...
Philippines
2009

Fisheries Administrative Order No. 228, S. of 2008 establishing Rules governing the organization and implementation of official controls on fishery and aquatic products intended for export to the EU market for human consumption.

This Order, consisting of 22 articles, lays down specific rules for the organization and implementation of Official Controls on FABO, their establishments and products to verify their compliance with the specific EU hygiene, safety and other technical requirements set out in Fisheries Administrative Order No. 227,...
Philippines
2008

Administrative Order No. 10 Series of 2008 on the Guidelines for the Certification of Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP).

This Administrative Order establishes the Guidelines for the Certification of Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP). To assure that agricultural farms comply with GAHP there is an imperative need to provide specific guidelines in GAHP Certification. The certification of agricultural farms is aimed to attain the following:...
Philippines
2008

Fisheries Administrative Order No. 227, S. of 2008 establishing Rules and Regulations governing the Export of Fish and Live Aquatic Animals Products to European Member Countries.

The Fishery and Aquaculture Business Operator Responsibilities (FABO) must comply with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the PD 856 - Code of Sanitation of the Philippines - and such additional provisions of this Order that are required by EU legislation from time to time...
Philippines
2008

Administrative Order No. 2007-044 on the Amendment to Section VIII. 3 of Administrative Order No. 18-A s. 1993 entitled "Standards of Quality, Requirements for the Processing, Packaging, and Labelling of Bottled Drinking Water.

This Administrative Order amends Section VIII. 3 of Administrative Order No. 18-A s. 1993 as follows: "Bottles and caps shall be manufactured preferably from virgin materials (i.e. not been recycled). Such requirement has become an impediment for the entry of safe packaging materials produced using...
Philippines
2007
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