DOST-10 launches SafeFood Byte App, steps up food safety in region 10

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 22 --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-10 has launched a new mobile application dubbed "SafeFood Byte" that gives consumers an easy way to report inconsistencies and external hazards on the food they consume. ood Byte.

Dr. Wellafor K. Brito, Medical Officer III of DOH-X, talked about the food borne cases in Northern Mindanao. (DOST-10)

During the recent "Talakayan sa PIA Media Forum,"  DOST-10 in coordination with Food Safety Regulation Coordinating Board (FSRCB)-10 featured its newly installed SafeFood Byte app, a reporting system to monitor and promote food safety from the farm to the consumers.

Through the mobile application, consumers can take a photo of the alleged unsafe food and report it online. The agency will filter the submitted reports and classify them according to severity. 

Food regulatory agencies and DOST-10 will then notify the reported food establishment. Further, consumers can get updates on the progress of their reports through the app. 

The board sees the app as an avenue to spot clear and serious violations against the Food Safety Act, such as food fraud cases that have continuously increased during the pandemic. 

The FSRCB-10 also wanted to promote a unified approach to advancing food safety in in the region. Hence, reported food establishments will be included in DOST-10's food safety awareness webinars to enhance product safety and quality.

Overall, the SafeFood Byte Mobile application helps the FSRCB-10 monitor food handlers and promotes food safety awareness to both consumers and manufacturers.

Everyone can now download and use the SafeFood Byte Mobile Application from this link: The app will soon be available for download at Play Store very soon. (Julie Anne H. Baculio/Stephanie Y. Ibarra, DOST-X) 

Screen captures of the SafeFood Byte Mobile Application.

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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