2015 Annual Report
(a) Article 8 of the
Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation
stipulates that food businesses
belonging to a category and scale designated by the central competent authority in a public
announcement must be registered before they may commence their business operations.
TFDA also promulgated the
Regulations Governing the Registration of Food Businesses
3 December 2013 to specify regulations governing business registration and management of
(b) TFDA also promulgated on 24 April 2014 that food additive businesses must be registered
as well. Starting on 1 May 2014, all food additive manufacturers, processors, or importers
must be fully registered before they may begin production, processing, or importing. Starting
on 1 October 2014, food additive businesses must be first registered before they may be
allowed to sell their items.
(c) On 16 October 2014, TFDA promulgated
Regulations Governing the Category and Scale
of Food Businesses May Commence Its Business Operation after Applying for Registration
and Date of Implementation
, clearly requiring edible oil manufacturers or processors that
have completed factory registration, as well as edible oil importers that have completed
factory registration, business registration, or company registration, to complete registration
at the Food Business Registration System before 31 October 2014. Other manufacturing
and processing businesses, food service, import businesses, and retail businesses with
factory registration, business registration, or company registration had to complete
registration at the Food Business Registration System before 31 December 2014.
b. In 2014, promotional leaflets for food business registration regulations were printed and
distributed. A toll-free service helpline and personnel support at local health bureaus were
also made available for providing inquiry services. A total of 68 promotion and interpretation
seminars as well as other package measures were also made available for food businesses.
With the active promotion and support of food businesses, a total of 158,562 food businesses
completed their registration by 31 December 2014. Local health departments are currently still
promoting the Food Business Registration System.