OUOrthodox Union (OU)

OU is a certifying agency following the teachings of the Jewish law (Kosher approved). It is based in New York and generally recognized by the North American Jewish and non-Jewish alike. They ensure that products comply from the ingredients, equipment and actual preparation standards set by the Torah and Jewish Dietary Laws.


HalalIslamic Dawah Council (IDC)

The IDC Philippines is a duly recognized Halal certification and accreditation authority in the Philippines. They standards ensure that food to be served to Muslim countries have been prepared and processed complying with Muslim Dietary Laws


FDAUnited States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)

USFDA is an organization under the Department of Health and Human Services. They set the standards in US to be met by food manufacturers to promote and protect public health. These standards cover a wide array of products from food to pharmaceuticals.


Dolphin SafeEarth Island Institute Dolphin Safe

Earth Island Institute is an independent company monitors tuna catchers and processing companies all over the globe. They ensure that catching methods do not harm any dolphins and protect the ecosystem. Furthermore, they inspect that processing plants only produce tuna caught using methods that are dolphin friendly.


HACCPHazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.

IFSInternational Food Standard (IFS) IFS is a globally recognized standard for auditing retailer and wholesaler branded food product suppliers. These standards can only be applied for processed food products or when there is a hazard for product contamination during processing and packaging.

BRCBritish Retail Consortium (BRC)

BRC is the leading trade organization in the UK. They represent all forms of retailers in the UK from independently owned stores to big chain supermarkets and department stores. Companies supplying retail chains under their private label food products have to comply with the BRC standard, they are the industry-wide benchmark for quality and food safety. BRC widened its reach to the world retail market, with brand owners in USA requiring this accreditation as well.


BFAR LogoBureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)

BFAR is the government agency responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of the country’s fisheries and aquatic resources. It was reconstituted as a line bureau by virtue of Republic Act No. 8550 (Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998). The bureau is under the Department of Agriculture.