Last August 2018, at lease 330,000 sacks of imported milled rice were reported to be infested with bukbok or weevil.The Bureau of Plant Industry - Plant Quarantine Services through the National Food Authority (NFA) said that the rice will be fumigated to combat the pest while assuring the public that it is safe for consumption specifically if washed before cooking. Among the registered fumigants in the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) used for rice are phosphine and methyl bromide.

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: