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         I. BACKGROUND

FDA Circular (FC) No. 2016-014 was issued on 12 August 2016 to be 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 provision of services to the general public, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented an electronic registration (E-registration) applicable for all prepackaged processed food products in order to streamline the application and evaluation process.

The initial implementation of E-registration showed an improvement in the process of application and issuance of Certificate of Product Registration (CPR). At the same time, the experience in the initial implementation uncovered the need to further enhance specific features of the E-Registration System. The review of the system paved the way to the development of new and improved E-Registration System.

Moreover, the passing of Republic Act (RA) No. 11032, otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 has led to the review of registration requirements and evaluation process. Thus, this Circular provided for a more user-friendly E-Registration System attuned with the requirements of the RA No. 11032.

         II. OBJECTIVE/S

The Circular aims to provide detailed guidance on how to apply for and obtain CPR using the new E-Registration System.

          III. SCOPE

The E-Registration System shall cover initial, renewal, reapplication, and amendment registration of prepackaged processed food products (raw materials or ingredients, low risk, medium risk, and high risk).

Read more:-> FDA Circular No.2020-033-1-128