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Food Safety Regulations in the Philippines

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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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