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Food Safety Regulations in the Philippines

Food safety in the Philippines is mainly regulated under Republic Act No. 10611, otherwise known as the Food Safety Act of 2013 (“FSA”), and its implementing rules and regulations, Department of Agriculture-Department of Health Joint Administrative Order No. 2015-0007 (“FSA IRR”). The purpose of the regulations is to maintain a farm to fork food safety regulatory system that ensures a high level of food safety, promotes fair trade, and advances the global competitiveness of Philippine food and food products. Aside from the FSA and the FSA IRR, food establishments are also subject to Presidential Decree No. 856, s. 1975, otherwise known as the Code on Sanitation of the Philippines and the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Chapter III thereof (“Sanitation...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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佐藤 正孝

Masataka Sato has extensive experience with a broad range of cross-border M&A transactions in the ASEAN region, including investments in and acquisitions of listed companies, self-owned or family-owned companies and start-up companies, the formation of joint venture businesses, as well as real estate development projects (including REIT). He also provides advice and solutions in relation to corporate governance, labor, and regulatory compliance matters at the PMI stage.


Michelle’s practice covers advising on various M&A and joint venture transactions across a large range of industries including IT, manufacturing, finance, real estate, retail trade, and energy. She also regularly advises clients on other corporate and commercial matters such as licensing, doing business, labour, data privacy and protection, and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining N&A, Michelle was a lawyer with one of the top law firms in the Philippines. Through her experience, she gives clients invaluable insights into Philippine culture and enhances their understanding of the legal and commercial practices in the country, making clients better equipped to do business in the Philippines.

廣澤 太郎


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In addition to seven years' experience in Vietnam, Taro also has experience in working as in-house counsel for a major trading company. He has strong expertise in cross-border M&A/joint ventures, real estate development, labor, compliance, crisis management deals, and international transactions. In recent years, the scope of his work has expanded to include Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. He is also a member of the Agrifood Practice Team.

辻本 直規

Based on his experience working for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, he provides a wide range of regulatory compliance, policy advocacy and rulemaking, and new business and business development advice, as well as contract-related support in the agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and food sectors. He also provides strategic support for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, business succession, start-up financing, intellectual property strategies, and international transactions. The Agri-Food Practice was "Commended" at the FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Awards 2023 for its innovative activities.