Food Item Registration in UAE

Dubai has become the international hub of trade in the Middle East, especially with regards to the trading of food with substantial quantities imported and exported through its ports each year. Such a high volume of trade could not be controlled without establishing proper food control procedures enforced by and active, efficient & effective food control authority. This authority aims at guaranteeing the safety and quality of imported & re-exported food while ensuring simple & prompt procedures and transactions to facilitate food trade.

What is The Food Product Registration?

Food Product Registration is a process to submit information about products in the Dubai Municipality web portal using product unique bar code. The Dubai Municipality check the product label should be as per the guideline issued by DM. it also checks the ingredients of a food item and can be asked for lab testing to verify the quality and safety of consumers.

The Process of Food Product Registration.

As per the guidelines and regulations of Dubai, for every import or re-export of any food item, product registration is mandatory. The enrolment procedure is regularized by the Dubai Municipality (DM) through its ZAD portal. By this system of product registration, the government of Dubai ensures that all products entering the UAE market are of high quality and safe for import and re-export.

Documents Required for Food Product Registration

  • Artwork of the product
  • Ingredient list
  • Additives, if any
  • Barcode details
  • Label image
  • Free sale certificate (attested from the chamber of commerce from the country of origin and also UAE embassy attestation)
  • Halal Certificate issued by an Islamic organization which is approved by UAE authorities
  • Declaration of conformity
  • Micro-biological report (if applicable)

Label Requirements

It is mandatory to have a product label on food packaging in Arabic. However, there is an option to have both English and Arabic

If any other language is mentioned besides Arabic, both the contents mentioned must be matching with each other.

The minimum requirements for the Arabic information on the label are:

  • Brand Name
  • The product name,
  • Ingredients (Arranged in descending order according or weight or volume)
  • Country of origin,
  • Storage conditions,
  • Nutritional information should be mentioned
  • Declaring if any ingredients cause hypersensitivity or require special using instructions,
  • Instructions for product usage (If needed)
  • Production and Expiration dates
  • Manufacturer details
  • Product Barcode
  • Batch Number
  • Net weight or volume,

How we can assist you in Food Product Registration

If you are looking for food product registration in Dubai; Our Products Registration Team will assist you the complete the procedure and preparing required documentation. Our team will take over the complete process from start to end; our executive may ask for some documents from manufacturer and label as per authority specifications. Thus we assure you that we will provide you a hassle-free experience in food product registration. We have a proven track record in Products Registration in Dubai Municipality.

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