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  To ensure the consumer safety related to the products they use, any food product must pass through an assessment system established by the UAE government and get registered under Dubai Municipality. Before deciding to manufacture/import/export a food product in…

by | May 4, 2020 | 8 comments

 

To ensure the consumer safety related to the products they use, any food product must pass through an assessment system established by the UAE government and get registered under Dubai Municipality.

Before deciding to manufacture/import/export a food product in Dubai, it is obligatory to get it registered under the Dubai Municipality. Once the food product registration is completed – you can enter your product in the UAE market legally and without any restriction.

Food Safety Department – Dubai municipality regulates the registration process under the food control department – Food Import Re-export Service (FIRS).

Why Food Product registration is mandatory in Dubai?
According to the law, it is required for any food product to be registered under the Dubai Municipality either before manufacturing, importing/exporting, selling or distributing them into the UAE market.

Food product registration process warranties the highest quality and standards respected as per the rules and regulations of Dubai.


Restrictions/Regulations of Food Product registration in Dubai

  • Banned ingredients – poppy seeds & alcohol
  • Ingredients present in the food product must be displayed either in Arabic or English
  • Food additives banned in the UAE: fast yellow A B, yellow 2 G, Amaranth, patent blue V, potassium bromate
  • If the food product is already registered with another name or account then FIRS will reject the application


Food item registration under Dubai Municipality – details required

  • Country of origin
  • Packaging type (Ex: glass bottle, tray, bag, box, cans, etc.)
  • Weight
  • Unit
  • Brand
  • Food manufacturer
  • Item trade name
  • Additives in the product (if any)
  • Storage condition
       Chilled:    2 – 5 c
       Chilled:  4 – 10 c
       Chilled: 11 –15 c
       Frozen:     – 18 c
       Normal:     25 c
  • Ingredients
  • Remarks if any


Food item – label assessment under Dubai Municipality
(each food label must contain the following)

  • Brand name is a requirement
  • Product name (a summarized description of the food product)
  • The food ingredients (arranged in a descending order according to the weight or volume)
  • Production & expiration dates of all products (except those which are exempted from displaying the validity or expiration dates)
  • Name of the food manufacturer, packer, distributor or importer
  • Net weight or volume
  • Country of origin should be declared clearly and should be specific (for example EU is not a country of origin). The exact country should be specified
  • Product’s barcode (provide if international bar code if available)
  • Lot number
  • Language of the label shall be in Arabic. Approved stickers could be used to translate the food labels in Arabic language
  • Storage conditions (if the validity of the product depends on such conditions)
  • Mentioning the ingredients which may cause hypersensitivity
  • Instructions for using the product (if needed)
  • Displaying the nutritional information is optional (catering only)


Time Frame
10 working days

For more details you may visit Dubai Municipality website: https://www.dm.gov.ae/


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    We are looking to make an register for our products in Dubai municipality.

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