Ministry of Health
OFFICE OF THE MINISTER
M a n i l a
July 1, 1983
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 68
Series of 1983
SUBJECT: GUIDELINES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH A.O. 10 S. 1983 RE: CERTIFICATION OF MANUFACTUERS OF FOOD PRODUCTS FOR EXPORT
The following guidelines are hereby issued to implement the provisions of Administrative Order no. 64 s. 1983, pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 930, for the information/reference and guidance of all concerned:
Section 1. DEFINITION OF TERMS. For purposes of this guidelines the following terms in Administrative Order 64 s. 1983 shall mean:
a. “Certification” shall refer to the documents issued by the Administrator, Food & Drug Administration, (Director, Bureau of Food and Drugs, BFAD) to manufacture of food products for export under the conditions set forth in said order. b. “Good record” in Section 3a of said order shall refer to the absence of record of detention/rejection by the importing country for reasons of non-conformity to established Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Furthermore, it shall also mean the production of consistently good quality products that conform to the rules and regulations of FDA (BFAD). c. “Quality” in Section 3 (c) of said order shall refer not only to the requirements of the importing country but also to safety requirements of exporting country. d. “Compliance with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice” shall mean compliance with the provisions of Administrative Order No. 208 s. 1974 and such other relevant requirements which may be promulgated by the Minister of Health. e. “Terms and conditions of Certification” in Section 6 of Administrative 64 s. 1983 shall refer to the provisions of Section 3 of the same.
Section 2. CATEGORIZATION OF FOOD PRODUCTS. The certification to be issued by BFAD shall be valid with such processed food products which have been categorized in accordance with the following...