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Food Safety Regulations in the Philippines (Vol. 2)

Food manufacturing and packaging in the Philippines are primarily 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”). Under the FSA, food refers to any substance or product whether processed, partially processed or unprocessed that is intended for human consumption. It includes drinks, chewing gum, water, and other substances which are intentionally incorporated into the food during its manufacture, preparation, and treatment. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) prescribes the control measures, standards, regulations and requirements for the safety of processed and prepackaged foods, and verify that these, and…To read the 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.