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COVID-19 Food Resiliency Task Force Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 FOOD RESILIENCY TASK FORCE
Frequently Asked Questions

GET THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FIRST:

Name:
Location:
Concern:
Plate number:
Drop-off point:

Q1. “Sino po ang dapat tanungin kung ganito ang aking commodity?”

A1.  BPI – vegetables and rootcrops

BAI – live animals 

NMIS – meat products (local and imported)

BFAR – fish and other aquaculture products

____ – Agricultural inputs

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Q2.  “Ano pong requirements sa Foodlane accreditation?”

A2. Checklist of Requirements:

  • Business permit (Scanned copy)
  • Official Receipt of Registration (Scanned copy)
  • Certificate of Registration (Scanned copy)
  • Duly accomplished Foodlane Accreditation Application Form*
  • Duly accomplished Foodlane Reference Form*
  • Duly Accomplished Statement of Commitment*
  • Handler’s License and Accreditation of Transport Carrier issued by BAI / accreditation of meat transport vehicle issued by NMIS (for livestock, poultry, and by-products, scanned copy)

*Makaka-access po kayo ng forms sa website ng www.agribusiness.da.gov.ph

You may refer to Memorandum Circular No. 06, Series of 2020

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Q3: “Paano po kapag hindi pa ako accredited?”

A3: “Amin pong inirerekomenda na magpa-accredit muna bago bumiyahe. Ito po ay istriktong iniimplementa upang mamonitor ang daloy ng mga pagkain at produktong pang-agrikultura. Kapag hindi accredited, ikaw ay pipila sa commuter’s lane.”

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Q4. “Ano po ang kailangan ipakita kapag nasa checkpoint na?”

A4. “Ipakita lamang po ang mga sumusunod”

  • Foodlane Accreditation
  • General Requirement during their normal delivery
  • Local Shipping Permit (LSP) for Live Animals, Animal Products, and Animal By-Products
  • Supporting documents required
    • Live poultry and livestock – Veterinary Health Certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian with occurrence of the government veterinarian valid for 3 days from the date of issuance
    • Fresh/frozen meat
      • Imported meat –  NMIS Certification of Meat Inspection (COMI)
      • Locally sourced meat – Meat Inspection Certificate (MIC)
    • Uncooked processed meat products – FDA License to Operate (LTO) and Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) 

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Q5. Ano -anong items po ang pwedeng makapasok through cargo lane?

A5. List of Food Commodities

  1. Rice
  2. Brown sugar and refined sugar
  3. All fruits including coconut
  4. All vegetables and spices
  5. Fish and all aquatic produce (fresh, frozen, chilled, and dried)
  6. Live hogs and poultry
  7. All live carabao, cattle, goat, and sheep
  8. All eggs (fresh, salted, and balut)
  9. Milk and all dairy products
  10. All meat (fresh, frozen, chilled)
  11. All meat products (semi-processed like tocina, longanisa, tapa, etc. and fully processed like hotdog, and ham)
  12. All canned food products
  13. Cooking oil (all forms such as vegetable and coconut oil)

List of Farm Inputs

  1. Livestock and POultry
    1. Production
      1. Day-old chicks (DOC)
      2. Breeder pigs (boars and replacement gilts)
      3. Semen and Semen straw
    2. Feed and feed ingredients
      1. Corn
      2. Flour
      3. Rice bran
      4. Wheat
      5. Copra meal
      6. All pre-mixes (to include enzymes, probiotics)
      7. Cooking oil (including used cooking oils)
    3. Veterinary medicines and biologics
      1. Vaccines for poultry and all livestock
      2. Vitamins and mineral supplements
      3. Test kits and reagents for animals and poultry diseases
    4. Operations of Farm and Meat ProcessingPlants to ensure hygiene and food safety
      1. Disinfectants
      2. Chlorines
      3. Farm machineries
      4. Machineries for cold storages and meat processing plants
  2. Fishery and aquatic production
    1. Fry or fingerlings
    2. Feeds
    3. fertilizers
  3. Rice, crops, and vegetable production
    1. Seedlings
    2. Fertilizers
    3. Pesticides
    4. Herbicides
    5. Irrigation equipment
    6. Farm machineries
    7. Mill supplies and machineries

You may refer to Memorandum Circular No. 07

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ADVISORY

PLEASE BE INFORMED OF THE TEMPORARY EMAIL ADDRESS OF THE PROCUREMENT DIVISION:

da.procdiv.temp@gmail.com

Bidders' Forum

This event aims to apprise the Bidders on the Standard Bidding Procedures of the Department of Agriculture - Office of the Secretary and the introduction of Green Procurement conditions in the procurement of Lease of Venue, Catering of Food Provision and I.T. Equipment.

As such, we highly encourage you to join and participate in this meaningful event as we have allotted two (2) slots per company on a "First come, First Served" basis. This activity will be held in Region IV-A, exact location to be announced.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/yZRVNED32UbhKp2M6