Food and Drug Administration

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General Functions

a. Develops plans policies, programs and strategies for regulating processed foods, drugs and other related products

b. Formulates rules, regulations and standards for licensing and accreditation of processed foods, drugs and other related products

c. Conducts licensing and accreditation of processed foods, drugs and other related products.

d. Provides technical, consultative and advisory services to and develops capability of filed offices on licensing and enforcement of laws, rules and regulations pertaining to processed foods, drugs and other related products.

e. Monitors, evaluates and ensures compliance of manufacturers, distributors, advertisers and retailers of processed foods, drugs and other related products to health rules and regulations and standards of quality.

f. Advises the Secretary and Undersecretary of Health on matters pertaining to regulation of processed foods, drugs and other related products.

 

1. Policy, Planning and Advocacy Division

Specific Functions

a. Develops plans, policies and programs pertaining to the regulation of processed foods, drugs and other related products.

b. Provides technical information and assistance to clients and the general public on matters pertaining to food and drug laws, regulations, functions and services.

c. Develops and maintains a database of all licensed/accredited processed foods, drugs and other related products.

d. Promotes rational drug use, self reliance and tailored procurement and monitors drug prices per Generics Law and the Philippine Drug Formulary

e. Conducts pharmaco-epidemiological and pharmaco-economic analysis.

 

2. Regulation Division I

Specific Functions

a. Conducts inspection and issues licenses for the operation of establishments involved in the importation, exportation, distribution and retailing of processed foods, drugs, medical devices, in vitro reagents, cosmetics and household hazardous substance

b. Monitors and ensures quality of processed foods, drugs and other related products through collection of samples from outlets and ports of entry.

c. Enforces seizure, confiscation and condemnation orders covering products violating food and drug laws, regulations and standards.

d. Provides technical consultative and advisory services and develops capability of field offices on licensing and enforcement of regulations including monitoring if adverse drug reactions.

e. Develops the technical capability of Food and Drugs regulation Officers assigned at field offices.

 

3. Regulation Division II

Specific Functions

a. Conducts inspection and issues licenses for the operation of establishments involved in the manufacture and re-packing of processed foods, drugs, medical devices, in vitro diagnostic reagents, cosmetics and household hazardous substances.

b. Monitors and ensures compliance of manufacturers with requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

c. Enforces seizure, confiscation and condemnation orders covering products violating food and drug laws, regulations and standards.

d. Develops the technical capability of Food and Drug Regulation Officers assigned at field offices.

 

4. Products Services Division

Specific Functions

a. Formulates standards and guidelines for the registration of processed foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, in vitro diagnostic reagents and household hazardous substances.

b. Evaluates and processes application and issues certificates of product registration and certificates of product listing.

c. Provides assistance in the monitoring of products violating food and drug laws, regulations andstandards.

 

5. Laboratory Services Division

Specific Functions

a. Conducts laboratory tests on finished products to determine compliance with standards of safety, efficacy, purity and quality.

b. Conducts tests on packaging materials used for foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and other related products.

c. Produces properly-bred laboratory animals used for toxicological examinations, bioassay and biological research and development.

 

6. Administrative Division

Specific Functions

a.Provides general administrative and logistics support services such as personnel, finance, communication, documentation, security, and facility operation and maintenance services.

 

7. Legal Division

Specific Functions

a. Provides legal advice in the enforcement of food and drug laws and regulation.

b. Conducts administrative proceedings and quasi-judicial hearings on cases related to food and drug laws and regulations.

c. Prepares recommendations, resolutions and other administrative issuances pertaining to regulation of processed foods, drugs, and other related products.

d. Conducts investigation of consumer complaints on products regulated by the Bureau.

e. Monitors product advertisements and promotions to check compliance with existing guidelines on medical and nutritional claims.