Import of surgical masks, medical-use respirators needs FDA approval

Import of surgical masks and medical-use respirators are needed to seek FDA approval, said Dr. Khin Chit, Deputy Director-General of Food and Drug Administration Department (FDA), the Ministry of Health and Sports. “Earlier, COVID-19 prevention items, including surgical masks and medical-use respirators (N95/KN-95), were listed in those that did not require applying for an import […]

First Myanmar private lab gets ISO/IEC 12025 accreditation

The Food Industry Development Supporting Laboratory (FIDSL) has become the first private laboratory in the country to secure the ISO/IEC 12025 certificate. Myanmar Agro Based Food Processors & Exporters Association (MFPEA) Chair U Aye Win said the certification can help expand Myanmar’s food sector by allowing domestic food products to be tested for international recognition. […]

Myanmar works to improve corruption image

Myanmar has fallen further in a global corruption ranking but could improve its image following some high-profile arrests this year and as the government moves to strengthen the anti-graft agency. The Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International ranked Myanmar 132 out of 180 territories in 2018, down two places from 2017. The Berlin-based global […]

Myanmar oil millers body targets FDA certification for 150 mills by 2020

The Myanmar Edible Oil Millers Association (MEOMA) will help millers in the entire supply chain get approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization (MYANTRADE). This move is aimed at eradicating illegal sales in the market and ensure a firm market for producers, said an official with MEOMA. […]

CNI Holdings suspends MLM business in Myanmar

CNI Holdings Bhd has suspended its multi-level marketing (MLM) business activities in Myanmar after local authorities banned the use of such methods. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, CNI said the Ministry of Commerce Myanmar had on Sept 18 issued a notification prohibiting the business of MLM in Myanmar. As a result, its indirect […]

Govt bans MLM firms

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on September 18 issued notification (46/2018) which prohibits the business of multi-level marketing (MLM) in Myanmar. The ban will take effect immediately. Action will be taken against all MLM businesses found to still be in operation after the date of the issued notification, under the Essential Supplies and Service Law. […]

FDA Refuses First Shipment Of Shrimp From Myanmar For Banned Antibiotics; Refusals For Year Lowest Since 2012

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information regarding import refusals for December. Last month, the FDA reports that only 1 out of the 105 (0.9%) total seafood entry line refusals were of shrimp for reasons related to banned antibiotics. The one shrimp entry line refused by the FDA for banned antibiotics in […]

FDA burns illegal food, drugs in Myeik

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has burned food and drugs unfit for consumption in Myeik, Taninthayi Region. Expired and unlicensed items were among the destroyed goods. Dr Zin May Htay, secretary at the Myeik District FDA, said: “We found 104 drugs unfit for consumption from AA Medical Products Co. We also inspected drug stores […]

Myanmar to Upgrade Domestic Dairy Products

YANGON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is striving to promote domestic dairy industry by raising the standard of its products, official media reported Friday. At present, the country’s Livestock Breeding and Veterinary department is exerting efforts to establish standards for milk products to place them in the market after obtaining approval from Food and Drug […]

FDA shuts down seven drinking water factories in Yangon

Seven drinking water factories were shut down in Yangon last week for violations of government rules, the region’s Department of Food and Drug Administration said. Two drinking water factories in Hlaing township were ordered closed on August 10 for failing to observe good manufacturing practices, while five others from Hlegu township were shut down on […]