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General Food Safety Regulations in Thailand

Asia Newsletter

The Food Act B.E. 2522 (1979) (the “Food Act”) is the primary regulation governing food safety in Thailand, with its key purposes being the control of food quality and to safeguard consumer safety. Primarily, the contents of the Food Act concern the licensing requirements for food producers and importers, food quality control, registration and advertisement of food, and sanctions in the case of violation. The Ministry of Public Health (the “MOPH”) and the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) are the key regulators under the Food Act. As such, various regulations covering a wide array of issues concerning food safety are announced by the MOPH and the FDA, such as notifications regarding prohibited food, food quality and standards, food containers...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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