Food Pass processing centers in Central Luzon

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga (PIA) — Department of Agriculture (DA) announced Monday a total of four Food Pass processing centers in Central Luzon.

These include the DA Regional Field Office 3 Agribusiness and Marketing Division located at Capitol Compound, City of San Fernando in Pampanga; RIARC Lowland Station in barangay Paraiso, Tarlac City; Regional Crop Protection Center at PhilRice compound in the Science City of Munoz; and Provincial Agriculture Office of Bulacan in Malolos City.

“Food Pass is a privilege given to suppliers and truckers that go to, for and/or pass through Metro Manila and other regions during the Enhanced Community Quarantine period to ensure unhampered movement of all cargoes, agriculture and fishery inputs, food products and agribusiness personnel nationwide,” DA Regional Executive Director Crispulo Bautista Jr said.

“Covered by the food pass include perishable agricultural commodities such as rice, corn, fresh fruits and vegetables, root crops, onions, garlic, fresh eggs, fresh milk, and fresh young coconut (buko); livestock and poultry; fishery products; processed food products; and agricultural inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, feeds, veterinary products, sacks, and handling materials for transport of agricultural produces/products,” Bautista added.