Ministry of Health

Changes brought to regulation for food imports distribution

  • Health Ministry issues heath clearances so that they may be submitted with original health certificate invoices
  • Certificates verified online will be issued without declaration
  • Food imports need to be labelled in accordance to national food safety policies

K. Male' 2021 Jan 08 | Fri 13:16 local 2,523

Food imports need to be labelled in accordance to national food safety policies - RaajjeMV

Changes have been brought to the regulations that deal with distribution of food imports in the Maldives following the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Health announced that the regulations had been adjusted in light of obstacles being faced in importing food, and to improve food safety and make it easier to import food into the country.

They further added that should a health certificate be sent to them via electronic mail from a competent authority of another country, they would be issuing health certificates without declaration following a verification process.

In addition to this, the Health Ministry highlighted the importance of adhering to the National Standard for Labelling Prepackaged Food as dictated by the Maldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA) in the sale of food imports.

The Ministry of Health also declared they will only issue clearance required for importing food to parties who have met the above conditions starting from 1 February 2021.

Last updated at: 1 week ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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