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BFAD

How do we know whether our product will be classified by BFAD as food, drugs, or
cosmetics?

Name of Office: Food & Drug Administration

Clients may apply for product classification at BFAD. Application documents with
sample and complete product information and proof of payment may be submitted at
the Policy, Planning, and Advocacy Division - Public Assistance and Compliance
Division (PPAD-PAICS), Room 101.

How do we register our products?

Name of Office: Food & Drug Administration

A local company in the Philippines must secure a License to Operate (LTO) from BFAD
before applying for product registration. All issuances and guidelines, checklists
of requirements, and forms pertaining to licensing of establishments and product
registration may be downloaded from the BFAD Website: www.bfad.gov.ph.

How much is the processing fee for licensing or product registration?

Name of Office: Food & Drug Administration

Fees are listed in Administrative Order No. 50 s. 2001: Revised 2001 Schedule of
Fees and Charges for the Corresponding Services Rendered by the Bureau of Food and
Drugs.

We need to conduct a specific test analysis for our products. How can we have our
products tested?

Name of Office: Food & Drug Administration

Clients may access the BFAD Website for the list of recognized laboratories. The
list contains the addresses, contact numbers, and types of analysis offered by the
laboratories.

What types of establishments are required to apply for a License to Operate with
BFAD?

Name of Office: Food & Drug Administration

Establishments involved in the manufacture, packaging, re-packaging, importation,


exportation, distribution, and retailing of processed foods, drugs, medical
devices, in vitro diagnostic reagents, cosmetics, and household hazardous substance
products must secure a License to Operate from BFAD.

What types of products are registered with BFAD?


Name of Office: Food & Drug Administration

BFAD handles the registration of processed foods, drugs, medical devices, in vitro
diagnostic reagents, cosmetics, and household hazardous substance products.

Where can we get a copy of the guidelines for licensing of establishment and
product registration?

Name of Office: Food & Drug Administration

Guidelines may be downloaded from the BFAD Website thru the Laws and Regulations
link:
http://www.bfad.gov.ph/left_laws_regulations.htm.

New guidelines may also be downloaded thru the New Issuances link:
http://www.bfad.gov.ph/new_issuances.htm