• 17th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF)

    DA-BAFS Director Karen Kristine A. Roscom represented the Philippines in the discussions at the 17th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) held in Panama City, Panama, from April 15–19, 2024.

    Leaders convened to address critical issues such as industrial, ...

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  • Training of Tranies on Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)

    The DA-BAFS Compliance Assistance Team, supported by the representatives from DA-RFO VI and ATI-RTC VI, served as resource person during the Training of Trainers on Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) - Batch 1 in Brgy. Bita-og, New Lucena, Iloilo on April 15 to 19.

    The primary objecti...

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  • Audit to a core PGS group for accreditation as Organic Cetifying Body (OCB)

    The DA-BAFS Assessment Team, supported by representatives from DA-RFO XI and ATI-RTC XI, conducted the office and witness audits of a core Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) Group in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur from April 16-18, 2024. The primary objective of the audit was to assess the group'...

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  • Monitoring of certified PGS group farmer-members

    The Monitoring Team from the DA-BAFS Organic Agriculture Division and DA-Regional Field Office VII Regulatory Division monitored certified core PGS group farmer-members on April 16-18, 2024, in five municipalities in Bohol. The activity verified the continued compliance of core PGS farmer-members...

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  • Feild Data Gathering for the Development of Illustrative Guide for PNS Green Coffee Bean - Specifications

    The DA-BAFS, in collaboration with Mr. Maowel A. Villanueva and Engr. Al Eugene L. Torres, experts from the Cavite State University - National Coffee Research and Development Center and Mr. Jeffrie Respicio of the Municipal Agriculture Office - Nasugbu, visited two coffee farms and processing cen...

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We have Developed a total of
377 Philippine National Standard (PNS)
from 2003 to 2024!

Why we develop Standards?

The Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS) of the Department of Agriculture is mandated to develop and promote standards to ensure food safety, quality, worker's health and welfare, environmental management, and global competitiveness of Philippine agriculture and fishery products.

Common Questions
1. What are standards? 2. Who develops the standards?
3. How are standards used?

Philippine National Standards

PNS Category

  • General21
  • Crops 166
  • AFMech94
  • HALAL6
  • Livestock and poultryL40
  • Fisheries39
  • Organic Agriculture11

Our Divisions

Standards Development Division

The Standards Development Division (SDD) is responsible for the development of relevant and science-based Philippine National Standards...

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Standards Research Division

The Standards Research Division (SRD) is responsible for generating scientific reports, and for managing an information system as a tool for standards research.

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Technical Services Division

The Technical Services Division (TSD) is responsible for promoting appropriate food safety and quality Philippine National Standards (PNS) through development of...

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Organic Agriculture Division

The Organic Agriculture Division (OAD) is responsible for the accreditation of Organic Certifying Bodies (OCBs); conduct of inspections on compliance of PGS Groups...

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Field data gathering to support the development of the PNS on Rabbit Meat

The DA-BAFS, in coordination with the DA-Regional Field Office in Central Luzon, conducted interviews with the rabbit meat producers in Bulacan, Bataan, and Tarlac on March 20-22, 2024. The interview aimed to gather data on rabbit meat classification and grading. The collected data will be used to develop the Philippine National Standard on Rabbit Meat - Classification and G...