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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

NO. 2014-0029
GUIDELINES IN THE REGISTRATION OF
PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS

Overview of Legal Bases

Administrative Order 37 s. 1979


Registration of food and food products
intended for import/export

Bureau Order No. 163 s. 1997


Specific requirements for the registration
of imported food and food products
Basis for the product classification
(Category I or II)

Republic Act 9711


Registration means the process of approval of an
application to register health products prior to
engaging in the manufacture, importation,
exportation, sale, offer for sale, distribution, transfer,
and where applicable, the use, testing, promotion,
advertisement and/or sponsorship of health products.

Administrative Order No. 2014-0029

Section VI. Guidelines in the Registration of


Processed Food Products

General Principles
All

processed food products before being


distributed, supplied, sold or offered for
sale or use and advertised shall first be
registered with the FDA

General Principles
Only

one (1) CPR shall be given to:


(1) Product with Multiple Packaging Sizes,
(2) Product with Multiple Artwork Design &
(3) Product previously registered for local
distribution but is to be exported
Provided they conform to the following conditions:
(a) Same brand name
(b) Same product name/variant
(c) Same product formulation
(d) Same label information except net weight

SHORT QUIZ!!!
(Separate CPR or Single
CPR)

CASE # 1
MILA

MILA

MILA

MILA

Same Brand Name


Same Product Name
Same Product Formulation
Same Design
Same Label Info
Different Net Weight
Same Packaging Material

SINGLE
MILA

CASE # 2
MILA

MILA

MILA

MILA
MILA

Same Brand Name


Same Product Name
Same Product Formulation
Same Design
Same Label Info
Different Net Weight
Different Packaging Material

SINGLE
MILA

CASE # 3
ILAM

MILA

Different Brand Name


Same Product Name
Same Product Formulation
Same Design
Same Label Info
Same Net Weight
Same Packaging Material

SEPARATE

CASE # 4
MILA
Design#1
Design#2

Same Brand Name


Same Product Name
Same Product Formulation
Different Design
Same Label Info
Same Net Weight
Same Packaging Material

SINGLE

CASE # 5
#1

#2

MILA
Chocolate
Powdered
Drink Mix

Choco-Mocha
Powdered
Drink Mix

Same Brand Name


Different Product Name
Same Product Formulation
Same Design
Same Label Info
Same Net Weight
Same Packaging Material

SEPARATE

General Principles
Only

food additives listed in the following


shall be issued a CPR:
(a) Codex General Standards for Food
Additives
(b) Latest FDA Listing of Food Additives
(c) Approved pharmaceutical excipients list
intended for Food Supplement

General Principles
Imported

and Locally Manufactured Raw


Materials, Ingredients and Food Additives
for distribution shall secure a CPR

Local

food manufactures importing Raw


Materials, Ingredients and Food Addditives
for own use or further processing, need not
secure a CPR

Example
A company

has an LTO No.


CFRR-NCR-FI-201 with the
activity as an Importer/
Distributor/Wholesaler who
wants to import bulk cheese
products for distribution to
manufacturers for further
processing.

REGISTER!

Example
A company

has an LTO No.


CFRR-NCR-FM-143 with
the activity as a Trader who
is importing bulk pasta for
repacking to Repack Co.

NOT REGISTER!

Validity
Certificates

of Product Registration have


the option of choosing between 2 to 5 years
of validity for INITIAL (except for Food
Supplement 2 years validity for initial)

For RENEWAL applications, 5

years

Quality and Safety Standard


Food

Products shall be evaluated based on


technical documents submitted for safety
and quality

Product Claims and Labeling


Products,

Advertising and Promotional


materials shall not have curative claims or
therapeutic claims.
No food samples are needed provided that
the labels are clear and bears the complete
label information.
EXCEPT FOOD SUPPLEMENTS

Product Classification

Certification of Product
Registration Requirements
Low

Risk Food Products shall strictly follow


the E-Registration procedure (FDA Circular
No. 2014-029)

Medium

and High Risk Food Products shall


use the following requirements

Requirements for Medium and


High Risk Products

Requirements for Medium and


High Risk Products

5. Sources & Clients

1.General Info

2. Establishment Info

3. Product Info

6. Applicant Info

Physical
Description
Raw Materials,
Additives, and
or Ingredients

Chemical and/or
Microbiological
Specifications
Lot Code
Interpretation

Label
Must

be
fully
compliant
to
Administrative Order No. 2014-0030

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