Guidelines On The Creation Of The Department Of Agriculture Pool Of Experts (Dape) And The Issuance Of Scientific Or Technical Recommendations


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 16 of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10611 otherwise known as the “Food Safety Act of 2013” and Section 4 of R.A. 10068 otherwise known as the “Organic Agriculture Act of 2010,” this Department Circular is hereby issued to provide guidelines and procedures for the creation of the DA Pool of Experts, hereinafter referred to as DAPE.

The Circular also provides guidelines and procedures for the issuance of scientific or technical recommendations based on the results of relevant risk assessment. The results shall serve as basis for risk management options such as development of standards and adoption of relevant technical regulations covering food and feed from primary to postharvest stages of production, including those from organic agriculture and aquaculture production.

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