FDC passes re-certification audit to ISO

       As  reward for its consistent efforts to pursue excellence and quality management systems, the Food Development Center (FDC) has passed its Re-Certification Audit to ISO 9001:2008 and the 2nd Surveillance Audit for its accreditation to Biological and Chemical Testing to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.  The re-certification was awarded by Certification International Philippines, Inc. and is valid until September 14, 2018 while the validity of the accreditation certificate from the Philippine Accreditation Bureau is February 20, 2018.

        FDC Officer-in-Charge Dr. Jocelyn M. Sales said the continued certification of FDC to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 showed that its system is well accepted and practiced by the employees.  “They continuously simplify and improve the documentation of our work and in the process, improved the policies and procedures we implement.  ISO has also provided us means to systematically approach the continued improvement of FDC’s services,” she said. (C. Abio)

AFMA R & D CITATION AWARD TO NFA-TRSD  RESEARCH PAPER  The  Department of Agriculture- Bureau of  Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)   confers the AFMA R & D Paper Award (Socio-economic Research category)  to NFA-TRSD paper,  Rationalizing the Utilization of Seed Input for Improved Production, Processing and Marketing of Rice in the Philippines during the 28th National Research Symposium on  26 October 2016.   TRSD  Project   Team   Leader, Mr. Eduardo   A.  Jarcia  (2nd from left)  receives the award from  DA-BAR officials led by Director, Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar (left).

AWARD OF ISO 9001:  2008 CERTIFICATE TO NFA.  Assistant  Administrator Maria Mercedes G. Yacapin receives from TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc. Managing Director Tristan G. Loveres the ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for the Quality Management System of NFA-Technical Research and Services Department, as witnessed by (L to R): Div. Chief Tessie Ramirez, TRSD Dept. Manager Engr. Henry H. Tristeza, Asst. Adm. Ruben J. Reside, Div. Chief Remy Dumawal, GSD Department Manager and former TRSD Dept. Manager, Engr. John Robert R. Hermano (R), Division Chiefs Arlene Tanseco and Nemesio Pineda. (EDUARDO A. JARCIA, correspondent)

AWARD OF ISO 9001:  2008 CERTIFICATE TO NFA.  Assistant  Administrator Maria Mercedes G. Yacapin receives from TUV Rheinland Philippines, Inc. Managing Director Tristan G. Loveres the ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for the Quality Management System of NFA-Technical Research and Services Department, as witnessed by (L to R): Div. Chief Tessie Ramirez, TRSD Dept. Manager Engr. Henry H. Tristeza, Asst. Adm. Ruben J. Reside, Div. Chief Remy Dumawal, GSD Department Manager and former TRSD Dept. Manager, Engr. John Robert R. Hermano (R), Division Chiefs Arlene Tanseco and Nemesio Pineda. (EDUARDO A. JARCIA, correspondent)

Update on the Construction of the NFA C.O. Building

perspective of the proposed NFA building

              The long-awaited National Food Authority Central Office Building shall finally be constructed at an allocated area of approximately 3,044 square meters from a total of 9,000 square meters of the NFA-owned lot located along Visayas Avenue, Quezon City. Once finished, the NFA Central Office will be a medium-rise building with approximately nine floors erected on a maximum vertical floor area of 15,868 square meters. Aside from the various departments and offices, the building will house an auditorium, conference and meeting rooms, executive lounge, a commercial space, etc.

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