April 19, 2024 | Legazpi City, Albay – To ensure that standards and regulations are being enforced within the industry, the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) – Bicol Region detected 14 out of the 41 fertilizer and pesticide dealers operating without license from the clean-up drive (CUD) operation conducted in the province of Albay on April 16-19, 2024.

The unlicensed dealers were issued Notice of Violations (NoVs) and were required to undergo the Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) training as a prerequisite for obtaining an FPA license to operate as a dealer. The training will be conducted on May 21-22, 2024, in Pili, Camarines Sur.

Meanwhile, the dealers who complied with regulations were commended and encouraged to work with FPA in promoting the safe and judicious application of fertilizers and pesticides.

The inspection team also warned all dealers against purchasing off-specification products from companies with suspension and revocation orders.

Additionally, the dealers were advised to randomly weigh fertilizer bags before accepting them and to scrutinize the expiry dates of pesticides from suppliers.

These precautions aim to guarantee that farmers receive safe and high-quality fertilizer and pesticide products.

The operation was led by Regional Officer (RO) Gabriel Atole, alongside Provincial Officers (PO) Rodny Conda, Christopher Nuñez, Rosie Malazar, Cris Legaspi, Winsor Nueva, and Ardon Ryan Nee-Estuye. ###


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