The Department of Food and Drugs Assessment and Registration (FDAR) is one of the technical departments and contributes to the overall mission of the Authority by conducting Assessment and evaluations of application dossiers for processed foods/ drinks, food additives, food supplements, both human and veterinary medicines, vaccines and other biologics, medicated cosmetics, medical devices, chemicals and pesticides and tobacco and tobacco products.

The Department has two technical divisions namely:

1. The Division of Food Assessment and Registration

This Division offers the service of assessing and registering processed food/ drinks, food supplements, food additives and tobacco products. When all required documents and samples have been submitted, it takes between 1 and half to 2 months to get registration.

2. The Division of Drugs and Health Technologies Assessment and Registration

This Division offers the service of assessing and registering human and veterinary medicines, human and veterinary biologicals and vaccines, human and veterinary medical devices, herbal medicines, medicated cosmetics and laboratory and cleaning chemicals and pesticides.

Service Period: When all required documents and samples have been submitted, it takes between 6-9 months to get registration.

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