PUBLIC ADVISORY ON UNCERTIFIED/UNREGISTERED SOIL AMENDMENT PRODUCTS CLAIMING TO BE ORGANIC


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This is to warn the general public that the following products distributed by the NextGen Global Alliance Corporation are NOT CERTIFIED by any of the DA-BAFS’ accredited Organic Certifying Bodies (OCB) and NOT REGISTERED with the DA-BAFS, thus, are NOT ALLOWED to be labeled and sold as ORGANIC:

1. Biorganic Foliar Fertilizer Micro-Organism
2. Rapid Growth Potassium Humate
3. Rapid Growth Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner (Complete Nitro-Humate)
4. Bio-Protekt Effective Micro-Organism and Super Decomposer

      
Figure 1. Unregistered Biorganic Foliar Fertilizer Micro-Organism.


     
Figure 2. Unregistered Rapid Growth Potassium Humate.

    
Figure 3. Unregistered Rapid Growth Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner
(Complete Nitro- Humate) and Bio-Protekt Effective
Micro-Organism and Super Decomposer.


These soil amendment products were verified by the DA-BAFS through post-market surveillance and shows neither valid DA-BAFS’ accredited OCB-issued organic certificate nor DA-BAFS-issued Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) as of 10 September 2021. Pursuant to Section 17 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Republic Act No. 10068, otherwise known as the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, only products with third party certification are allowed to be labeled as organically produced. Since these uncertified and unregistered soil amendment products with organic claim have not undergone the certification and registration process of the DA-BAFS’ accredited OCB and DA-BAFS, respectively, the Bureau cannot assure its organic integrity. The use of these soil amendment products may compromise the integrity of certified and registered organic farms and may pose health risks to consumers. Potential contamination may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of the organic product or from heavy metals and microbiological entities. In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase these uncertified and unregistered soil amendment products claiming to be organic. Always check if a product is certified by a DA-BAFS’ accredited OCB or registered with the DA-BAFS by visiting the following links:
 

  1. List of Third-Party Certified Organic Operators and their products - http://bafs.da.gov.ph/list_of_3rdparty_operator
  2. List of Registered Organic Soil Amendment Producers and their products - http://bafs.da.gov.ph/organic_osa
  3. List of Registered Organic Biocontrol Agents Producers and their products - http://bafs.da.gov.ph/organic_obca
  4. List of Registered Organic Farms - http://bafs.da.gov.ph/reg_org_food_prod

All concerned establishments and online marketing platforms are warned not to distribute uncertified and unregistered products claiming to be organic until they have fully complied with the rules and regulations of the DA-BAFS.

All DA Regional Field Offices, in coordination with law enforcement agencies and Local Government Units, are requested to ensure that uncertified and unregistered products claiming to be organic are not sold, made available or labeled as organic in the market or areas under their jurisdiction.

To report any sale, distribution, complaint and/or adverse event on the use of the uncertified and unregistered products claiming to be organic, you may reach us at (02) 928-8741 to 64 local 3301-3319 or email at info.dabafs@gmail.com

Dissemination    of    this    advisory    to    all    concerned    is    hereby    requested

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BAFS Advisory No. 2021-0910001



Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) Online ISSN: 2719-177X
Published by the BAFS Information and Communications Team





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