Issuance of Scientific and Technical Recommendations as Requested by DA Officials and Regulatory Agencies


Issuance of scientific and technical recommendations as basis of risk management decisions such as development of standards or issuance of relevant regulations.


Office or Division:

Technical Services Division (TSD)

Classification:

Highly Technical

Type of Transaction:

G2G – Government to Government

Who may avail:

DA Secretary, the Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Undersecretary for Regulations, and the National Codex Organization (NCO)

Food Safety Regulatory Agencies of Department of Agriculture:
1. National Meat Inspection Service
2. Bureau of Animal Industry
3. Bureau of Plant Industry
4. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
5. National Dairy Authority
6. Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority
7. Food Development Center
8. Philippine Coconut Authority
9. Sugar Regulatory Administration

CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS

WHERE TO SECURE

1. Request for Recommendation Form (1 original or electronic copy)

TSD-Food Safety and Consumer Protection Section (FSCPS)

2. Accomplished form and request letter for scientific or technical recommendation (1 original or electronic copy)

Client

3. Monitoring/Surveillance Data (1 original or electronic copy)

Client

Client Steps

Agency Action

Fees to be Paid

Maximum Processing Time

Person Responsible

1. Submit the proposal or request for scientific or technical recommendation to TSD-FSCPS

1. Check completeness of proposal or request

None

1 Hour

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

1.1 Issue acknowledgement letter

1 Day

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

2. Evaluate the proposal or request for scientific or technical recommendation

None

4 Days

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

2.1. Fill out the Evaluation Form of the Candidate Risk Assessment

3 Days

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

3. Convene the DAPE Steering Committee to conduct prioritization

None

1 Day (Meeting day)

Division Chief
TSD

4. Update the Priority list, if appropriate

None

1 Day

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

5. Request from the proponent the submission of supporting or additional data

None

1 Day

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

2. Submit relevant data (monitoring/surveillance data)

6. Issue a Call for experts

None

1 Day

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

7. Prepare the evaluation criteria matrix

None

1 Day

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

8. Convene DAPE Steering Committee to conduct evaluation

None

1 Day(Meeting day)

Division Chief
TSD

9. Prepare the Special Order establishing Ad Hoc Task Force

None

1 Day

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

10. Endorse special order to the DA for the Secretary’s Approval

None

1 Day

Division Chief
TSD

11. Review submitted data for adequacy and sufficiency

None

5 Days

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

12. Draft risk assessment, if appropriate

None

30 Days

Section Chief
TSD-FSCPS

13. Convene the Ad Hoc Committee to discuss the draft risk assessment as soon as the DA Secretary signs the Special Order

None

7 Days (Meeting days)

Division Chief
TSD

14. Prepare technical recommendation report with the signatures of Ad Hoc Committee Members

None

7 Days

Division Chief
TSD

15. Endorse to BAFS Director the final scientific or technical recommendation report for perusal and approval, if appropriate

None

5 Days

Division Chief
TSD

16. Endorse the approved scientific or technical recommendation report to the requesting agency

None

1 Day

Division Chief
TSD

17. Publish the approved technical recommendation in the BAFS website

None

1 Day

Division Chief
TSD

TOTAL:

None

72 Days

Issuance of scientific and technical recommendations is covered under Republic Act No. 10611 (Food Safety Act of 2013), and the DA Department Circular No. 02 Series of 2017, and qualified for multi-stage processing.