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List of BFAR-recognized laboratories for fishery and aquaculture product.

Contact persons
Telephone number
A. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
Fisheries Product Testing Laboratory Section
860 Arcadia Bldg., Quezon Ave., Quezon City
Ms. Belinda San Diego (02) 372-5050
H. del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo City Ms. Precilla Pangantihon (033) 336-9878
Arelllano Blvd., Cebu City Ms. Teresita Lazarte (032) 256-2775
RTM Kawa-kawa, Zamboanga City Ms. Carol Moron (062) 991-8192
Uyanguren St., Davao City Ms. Estrelita Malim (082) 224-5085
General Santos Ms. Sarah Mae Mamalangkap (083) 421-9367
Dole Philippines, Inc.
Cannery Site, Polomok, South Cotabato
Ms. Angela Lit/
Mr. Harlan Sunada
(083) 500-2500
Ext. 3316
B. Other government and private laboratories
Bureau of Food and Drugs-Department of Health –Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila Ms. Ma. Lourdes Santiago (02) 842-4625
(02) 842-4603
SGS Philippine Testing and Control Services, Inc.- Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City Ms. Jocelyn Babaan (02) 817-6231 to 35 / 127
Food Development Center National Food Authority -Taguig, Metro Manila Dr. Alicia Lustre (02) 817-3375
(02) 817-8460
Adamson University Technology Research and Development Laboratory-
900 San Marcelino St. Ermita, Manila
Dr. Lydia C. Crisostomo (02) 536-1650
(02) 522-9006
Philippine Institute of Pure and Applied Chemistry - Ateneo de Manila Loyala Heights, Quezon City Dr. Modesto Chua/
Ms. Thelma Parena
(02) 426-6072/
Intertek Testing Services Phils.
Pasong Tamo Extension , Makati City
Ms. Sandra E. Bucano (02) 819-5841 to
(02) 887-3320 to
Food Analytical Service Laboratory
Food and Research Institute
Department of Science and Technology
Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila
Ms. Teresita Portugal (02) 837-2934
837-2071 to
First Analytical Services and Technical Cooperative
62 20th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City
Ms. Elinor F. Buccat/
Ms. Lourdes Moreno
(02) 913-0241


Fisheries Product Testing Laboratory

In line with the objectives of Quality Assurance Program for fishery products, this laboratory has vital functions to ensure fish product quality and safety. It also provides laboratory services in support to the issuance of the Health Certificate in compliance to the Standard Phytosanitary measures of the WTO-GATT regulations. This involves the physical, chemical and microbiological examinations of fish and fish products. The results of analyses will be used as guide/basis on the issuance of Health Certificate.


  1. Provide laboratory services to the industry to ensure the quality and safety of fish and fishery products for export and for domestic consumption;
  2. Identify and coordinate with private and government testing laboratories to analyze and certify fishery products for export to E.U. markets;
  3. Impose fees for laboratory analysis of fish/fishery products in accordance with existing fishery laws and regulations.
  4. Implement laboratory methods and standards for quality management of fish and fishery products;
  5. Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the operation of regional fisheries quality control laboratories;
  6. Provide training and extension services and advisory service on the operations of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)


  1. To ensure fish product quality and safety through physical, chemical, microbiological and sensory methods of analysis.
  2. To provide laboratory services in support to the issuance of the Health Certificate.
  3. To conduct analyses in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)


Microbiological Tests:

  • Total Plate Count (TBC)
  • E.Coli
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Molds

Chemical Analyses:

  • Freshness test (TVB-N/TMA-N)
  • Total Mercury and other trace metal (e.g. total Copper, Cadmium, Lead) content
  • Histamine Determination
  • Proximate Analysis
  • Water Activity Determination
  • Salt Content

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