ILOILO | February 8, 2022 – Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Region VI inspected six (6) dealers during its regular monitoring in Iloilo last February 3 and 7, 2023.


Regional Officer (RO) Noel Negre and Provincial Officer (PO) Raymund Alfor conducted random weighing in these establishments to check the quality of the 50-kg fertilizer bags. It was found that all dealers are compliant with the FPA standards.


Further, to maintain the quality of the fertilizers and pesticides sold in the market, the team educated the dealers on the importance of ‘First In, First Out’ rule and proper shelving of pesticide products.


The ‘First In, First Out’ rule means the dealers should arrange the products according to the dates on the label and put the older products in front or on top so they will be purchased first.


RO Negre also encouraged licensed dealers to check the authenticity of the products sold in their respective stores. “Dealers are the front liners in helping local farmers purchase up-to-standard products. Therefore, they should always be aware of the legitimacy of the distributors, product expiration, and the authenticity of product labels. They can constantly check these information through our website,” RO Negre said.


In addition, RFU VI maintained its communication with other dealers by sending memorandums and letters should any announcements come from the agency. ###

Written by: Noel Negre | Published: 08 February 2023

  Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Online ISSN: 2815-1674
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