The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) by Virtue of the Republic Act No. 10068(Organic Agriculture act of 2010) and in accordance with the Department Circular No. 01, Series of 2018 (Revised Guidelines for Official Accreditation of Organic Certifying Bodies), has granted official accreditation to the following organic certifying bodies:

QUEZON CITY – The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) conducted a Microbiological Risk Assessment Seminar for the members of the DA Pool of Experts (DAPE) on September 17 – 20, 2019 at Icon Hotel, North EDSA, Quezon City. The seminar was also attended by representatives from Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), National Food Authority (NFA), Food Development Center (FDC), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Sugar Regulatory Authority (SRA) and BAFS. The seminar is part of a seminar series that aims to capacitate the members of the DAPE in accessing and evaluating technical data on microorganisms in food, including interpreting published risk assessments studies