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. Dubai Municipality aims at guaranteeing the safety and quality of imported & re-exported food while ensuring simple & prompt procedures and transactions to facilitate food trade.

Showing multiple food products like meat, chicken, cooking oil, Chocolates, packaged snacks, juices & bread etc along with a highlighted text Food Products Registration

What is The Food Product Registration?

Food Product Registration is a process to submit information about products in the Dubai Municipality portal using product unique barcodes. The Dubai Municipality checks the information on the product label whether it is as per the DM guideline. DM also checks on the ingredients of a food item and may ask for lab testing to verify the quality and safety of consumers which is usually done at the time of inspection on the port.

How to register food products in Dubai Municipality?

Time needed: 7 days.

  1. Need a UAE based trading license.

    To register a food product with Dubai Municipality, first requirement is a UAE based company with food trading or general trading activity.

  2. Register the company with DM Portal.

    in this step you have to register your company with Dubai Municipality (DM) Portal to access online services.

  3. Create application for food product registration.

    Create online application in FIRS system with required information of the product and upload the list of documents as per Dubai Municipality guideline.

  4. Submit the application

    Once all documents are uploaded and everything is set submit the application and wait for the response.

Documents Required for Food Product Registration

  • Artwork of the product
  • Product Image

Dubai Municipality Food Label Requirements

It is mandatory to have information on a product label of food packaging in Arabic. However, there is an option to have information on both English and Arabic, but the content should be exactly the same in all the languages.

The Dubai Municipality has specify the minimum requirements for the 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 Product Registration Team will assist you to complete the procedure and will guide you in preparing the required documentation. Our team will take over the complete process from start to end. Thus we assure you that we will provide you with a hassle-free experience in food product registration. We have a proven track record in Products Registration in Dubai Municipality. We ensure your product labels are as per Dubai municipality guidelines by an internal review of the food label assessment requirements. we suggest you some changes if required in the label information, in some cases we also suggest removing unnecessary claims.

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Where to apply for food product registration in Dubai Municipality?

Dubai Municipality allows food product registration through its FIRS system.

Who can apply for food products registration in Dubai Municipality?

A company registered in the UAE with a valid trade license, and similar business activity can apply for food product registration with Dubai Municipality.

How much it cost food products registration in FIRS?

The actual fee of each food item registration in FIRS system is just AED 7 only/- if you choose elegant services as your consultant in FIRS registration we will take additional services charge for each product registration. to know more about our service charges please contact us our sales team.

How much time it will take to register a food product in Dubai Municipality?

The typical time requires for a food product registration in Dubai municipality is 5-7 working days.

How to Import Food Item in Dubai, UAE?

To import food products in Dubai, you have to follow and assure that you are ready to import actual goods. first of all apply for Food Product registration in Dubai Municipality and if it is approved. insure all product label should be same as approved label and packaging. Now you can start the actual food import process.

Food Product Safety Guidelines by Dubai Municipality?

Dubai Municipality is the authority to ensure food safety for each product which is being placed in the market for consumer, the municipality insure each food product has a label with sufficient information.