Scope

This Order prescribes the rules and regulations on the certification of producers and manufactures in using the National Quality Seal to ensure the safety and quality of fresh, primary or secondary processed, including processed agricultural and fishery products regulated by the concerned regulatory agencies of the Department of Agriculture such as but not limited to coconut, sugar, meat and meat products and fish products.

Objective

The establishment, launching and use of a national quality mark are envisioned to:
1. acknowledge quality excellence of producers, traders and entrepreneurs in the country;
2. foster market access of quality and safe goods produced in the Philippines;
3. encourage the standardization of products and production systems;
4. promote awareness of consumers on food safety & quality; and
5. enable consumers exercise the option of buying quality agricultural and fisheries
products from traceable and certified sources

Composition of the Committee

A committee is created to spearhead the programs and activities of the National Quality Seal Program of the Department of Agriculture:

Chairperson:                               Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness and Marketing, DAOSEC
Co-chairperson:                          Director, Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS)
Permanent:                                Director, Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS)

Members:                                  Director, Food Development Center (FDC)
                                                Director, National Agriculture & Fisheries Council (NAFC)
                                                Representative, Office for Policy and Planning
                                                Representative, Philippine Accreditation Office (PAO)
                                                Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
                                                Two (2) Representative, Livestock Sector
                                                Two (2) Representative, Fishery Sector
                                                Two (2) Representative, Crops Sector
                                                One (1) Representative, Consumer Group

Members by Invitation:              Director, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
                                               Director, Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
                                               Director, Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)
                                               Administrator, Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA)
                                               Administrator, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)
                                               Director, National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS)

Secretariat:                              Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS)