FPA board approves revised Bluebook and Greenbook
The Board of Directors (BoD) of the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA)approved the proposed amendments of the Regulatory Policies and Implementing Guidelines for Fertilizer (Bluebook) and Pesticide (Greenbook)at the Landbank, Malate, Manila on 24 October 2019.
With DA Secretary William Dar serving as the Chairperson, he said that FPA’s role in the rapid agricultural growth is crucial. He emphasized the need to hasten the processing of registrations for fertilizer and pesticide in response to the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act.
FPA Executive Director Wilfredo Roldan said that the revised guidelines present the updated regulatory requirements for fertilizer and pesticide which meet the current demands of agency’s stakeholders.
He noted that the revisions are the product of FPA consultations with its stakeholders composed by the industry, academe, and technical consultants.
"Their guidance enabled FPA on what to do and what to change without sacrificing the quality of the registration and the regulatory function of the FPA. We want to respond to the needs of the public and the stakeholders," he said.
In the new version of said guidelines, provisions for the Mode of Action (MoA) on product labeling and drone application for pesticide spraying has been integrated. It also presents updated requirements for Experimental Use Permits (EUPs), and the acceptance of third-party authorizations (TPA) for pesticide.
Other members of the BoD include the heads of the Food and Drugs Administration (DOH-FDA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Environment Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), Department of Finance (DoF), Philippine National Bank (PNB), and the Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI). They have sent their representatives during the meeting.
FPA warns public to report distribution of fake pesticides
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FPA inspects banana plantations infested with white grubs, weevil in Davao
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FPA receives award from GQMC for establishing, implementing ISO
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FRD sustains ISO certification
On 20 August 2019, the Fertilizer Regulations Division (FRD) was able to sustain its current ISO Certification on the provision of services for the issuance of licenses, registrations, and permits on fertilizer,after the conduct of Stage 2 Certification Audit by TUVR Rheinland auditors.
FPA Field Unit XII moves to its new office
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FPA Laboratory is now ISO 17025:2005 certified
The Laboratory Services Division (LSD) of the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) has successfully attained ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB), on October 2019.
FPA awards most compliant field units during annual mid-year planning
In recognition of the valuable contribution of all the Field Units (FUs) in the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act in the agency, the FPA initiated a simple awards ceremony during the conduct of mid-year planning at the Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental on August 7-9, 2019.
FPA joins celebration of world food, food safety, rice awareness
The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority continuous to participate in the yearly celebration of Food Safety, World Food, and the National Rice Awareness Month together with the other bureaus, agencies, and GOCCs attached to the Department of Agriculture (DA).
FPA participates in CSC’s RACE to Serve Fun Run
FPA employees joined other participating government agencies during the RACE to Serve Fun Run organized by the Civil Service Commission held at the Quirino Granstand, Manila.