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A guide to food lane accreditation procedure for agricultural businesses

In the midst of the implementation of the Luzon-wide community quarantine, the Department of Agriculture (DA) intensified the processing of food pass applications for food producers, manufacturers, traders, and importers to avoid hindrances in the flow of production and distribution of food and agricultural commodities in Metro Manila and other regions amid the enhanced community quarantine.

What is Food Pass Accreditation?

Food pass accreditation is granted to qualified suppliers and truckers that go to and from and/or pass through Metro Manila and other regions to deliver agricultural commodities; it is granted upon the completion of requirements. Food pass will be valid during the community quarantine period only. To pass the food lane, delivery trucks and other vehicles must acquire the food lane stickers. This includes the Certificate of Food lane Accreditation that enables suppliers and truckers of agri-fishery products to preferential incentives but is not limited to:

  1. Truck ban exemption, subject to MMDA rules, regulations and policies
  2. Ease of passage in checkpoints and designated food lanes in Metro Manila and other regions
  3. Immediate assistance during products delivery

This is part of the food lane joint-project of Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to regulate a systematic distribution of agri-fishery products from production sites to markets implemented since 2017. 

Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants are suppliers, delivery truckers, and other related logistics/distribution companies with valid business permits and that are registered with the concerned government agencies to deliver food and/or agricultural produce and/or inputs.

Covered commodities include perishable agricultural commodities like fresh fruits and vegetables, live animals, fishery products, processed food products, and agricultural inputs. 

Any uncertified load aside from the said products shall be subject to verification and will be sanctioned upon violation of the law.

Vehicles

In terms of vehicles, all types of delivery vehicles are allowed to pass the food lane. This involves trucks, vans, jeepneys, and AUVs/MPVs but for light vehicles like pick-ups and AUV/MPVs, a maximum of two passengers (1 driver and 1 helper) will only be allowed.

Applicants have two ways to apply: application in-person or online application via http://agribusiness.da.gov.ph; the applicants are encouraged to apply online especially during the enhanced community quarantine period.

Accreditation requirements are the following:

  • Official Receipt of Registration and Certificate of Registration (OR/CR) of the vehicle (photocopy and original copy; for online application, scanned original copies must be provided)
  • Business permit (photocopy and original copy; for online application, scanned original copies must be provided)
  • Accomplished food lane accreditation application form
  • Accomplished food lane reference form
  • Accomplished statement of commitment

The said forms shall be signed by the owner proprietor for single proprietorship and the authorized officer of the establishment for the cooperative, association or corporation.

Where can applicants apply?

Applicants may go to application centers specifically to any of the following offices: Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) for business permits issued in National Capital Region (NCR) or to RFO-AMADs for business permits issued outside NCR as well as to the following agencies: Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), National Food Authority (NFA), Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Applicants can either pick up the food pass at the said DA offices but can also be delivered via the preferred courier at the applicant’s expense. Applicants may also print the pdf copy of the food pass sent to the provided email addresses.

Once the application is approved, accredited delivery suppliers and truckers must place their food lane stickers on the windshield where it can be seen easily. While certificates of accreditation must be laminated and brought for easy verification at the checkpoints. They are also encouraged to display a tarpaulin with the design provided by DA in front of their vehicles.  

To get a copy of the required application forms stated above, visit http://agribusiness.da.gov.ph/implementation-procedures-related-to-foodlane-accreditation/

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    14 Comments

    1. APPLICANT WITH NO BUSINESS PERMIT CAN BE GRANTED WITH FOOD PASS DUE TO COVID 19?

      1. For questions, please contact the numbers listed. Thank you!

        1. halu po mam, exempted po ba ang truck na naka food lane pass sa truck ban and coding ngaun may? tanks po

          1. Hi po! Paki tanong po sa DA office sa lugar ninyo. Salamat po.

      2. Hello po! Nandito po yung mga guidelines: http://www.da.gov.ph/infographics/food-lane-conduct-pass/

    2. Good eveng po. .Gusto ko din po maka avail ng pass or any term being used makadaan lang sa mga checkpoint Isa po akong operator ng Combine harvester. Nagkataon nasira ang aking unit, bandang 2pm kanina dahil tumawag mga operator ko po. Gusto ko pong maresque sila dahil may papalitan o aayusin di ko pa sure what nasira. 19 hectares po ang contrata ko na harvestable until sunday ngunit 4 hectares palang natapos namin dahil nasira.
      Sir Maam, paano po ako makakakuha? Hindi po kamo papalagpasin sa mga checkpoint?
      Salamat po.

      Sana matago po identity ko po. Tnx po.

      1. Hello po. Nandito po yung mga guidelines: http://www.da.gov.ph/infographics/food-lane-conduct-pass/

    3. pwede poag avail ng food pass gamit lng ung buseness permit ko lng po.. Di kasi ako mkauwi samin naiwan ko aksi or / cr ng sasakyan ko dun..

      1. Hello po! Nandito po yung mga guidelines: http://www.da.gov.ph/infographics/food-lane-conduct-pass/

    4. Good day po.im Joey Nathan Tamondong retired employee.at present dito po ako sa bayambang ,pangasinan.meron po akong mga livestock like pigs,goat duck and native chicken…nais ko pong ideliver ang mga livestock ko sa meat shop ng brother in law ko doon sa caloocan…meron po silang business permit sa brgy.. Nais ko rin pong makapagangkat ng frozen tuna at eggs mula po sa brother in law ko na dadalhin ko rito sa pangasinan para mabenta sa aking tindahan.

      maaari po ba akong maka avail ng food pass or travel pass?

      1. Hello!

        Kindly contact your local DA or ATI for more information. Thank you!

    5. Good day. I reside in davao city. But I farm full time in the provinces, San isidro, Davao del Norte and baganga, Davao Oriental. I would like to request the DA for a pass to the provinces. Please advise. Thanks

    6. magandang araw po tanong lang po kng pwede p nmin gamitin yung foodlane conduct pass NMin ngayong binalik na po ang truckban.ang expiration po ay 2021;po ginagamit npo nmin yun bgo pa po mag lockdown tnx po sa ssgot!

      1. Hello po! Magtanong po kayo sa DA office niyo para matulungan po kayo. Salamat po.

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