Food Safety Licensing of Food Business

Sections 26 to 39 of the Food Rules and Regulations of Bhutan (2017) aims at the enhancement of food safety and the orderly development of the food industry by defining hygienic minimum requirements for food businesses and procedures for licensing of food businesses and their operators. All food businesses, big or small, whether operating from a business premises, at home or from a mobile unit or food stall, must be aware of the legislation regarding food hygiene and food safety. Ultimately, you are primarily responsible for ensuring the safety of the food you produce.

Food business operations must comply with the Criteria for Good Hygienic and Manufacturing Practices for Licensing of Food Business. The issuance of the Food Safety License will be done in accordance to the Food Safety Licensing of Food Businesses – Licensing Process which provides details on:

  1.  Application Review
  2. Legal requirements
  3. Conducting Inspections
  4.  Evaluation
  5.  Conditional Food Safety Clearance
  6.  Licensing Decision
  7. Food Safety License

For details on Food Safety License issued to Food Business Operators by BAFRA as of 22 May 2020, please click here.