Procedure For The Use Of Electronic Registration (E-Registration) System For Prepackaged Processed Food Products

FOR    :    ALL MANUFACTURERS/EXPORTERS/IMPORTERS/ DISTRIBUTORS/TRADERS OF PREPACKAGED PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS

SUBJECT    :    Procedure For The Use Of Electronic Registration (E-Registration) System For Prepackaged Processed Food Products       

I.    BACKGROUND

Pursuant to Paragraph (n), Section 2, Article II (A), Book I of the Rules Implementing Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the FDA Act of 2009, Section VI Item F of Administrative Order No. 2014-0029, Rules and Regulations on Licensing of Establishments and Registration of Processed Food Products, and Other Food Products, and for Other Purposes, and consistent with the objective of Republic Act No. 8792 or the Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 in promoting the universal use of electronic transaction in the government and general public, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented an electronic registration (E-registration) system initially applicable for raw materials or ingredients and low risk prepackaged processed food products in order to streamline the application and evaluation process without compromising public health and consumer safety through the issuance of FDA Circular No. 2014-029 or the “Procedure for the Use of Electronic Registration (E-Registration) System for Raw Materials or Ingredients and Low Risk Pre-Packaged Processed Food Products” on 28 November 2014.

 

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