FOR THE HEALTH REGISTRATION
OF FOOD PRODUCTS IN PANAMA
procedure for the obtainment of a Health Registration
of a food product is prosecuted before the Food
Protection Department of the Ministry of Health.
requirements are the following:
Power of Attorney document (from
the propietor of the product), duly notarized
and legalized by the Seal of the Apostille or
by the Panamanian Consulate. Said Power of Attorney
must mention the name of the product to be registered
before the Food Protection Department.
Good Manufacturing Practice Certificate of the
manufacturing laboratory, issued by the competent
authorities of the country of origin, and duly
legalized by the Seal of the Apostille or the
Panamanian Consulate. Please be advised that according
to our Health Registration Law, said Certificate
has a validity of two (2) years counted as of
its expedition date, unless the document has another
Certificate of Free Sale of the product (original)
duly issued by the competent authorities and legalized
by the Seal of the Apostille or the Panamanian
Consulate. Said document must include the name
of the product that you desire to register. Please
be advised that according to our Health Registration
Law, said Certificate has a validity of six (6)
months counted as of its expedition date.
Quali-quantitative formula (original) of the product,
duly signed by the responsible person of the manufacturing
Six (6) samples of the product (from the same
batch number) as it will be commercialized in
our country, in each of its variations, and must
include, the name of the manufacturing laboratory,
the country of origin, batch number, expiration
date. The smallest sample size accepted is 200g.
For your information, additional samples may be
requested by the Specialized Institute of Analysis
for the correspondent analysis, once the documentation
is filed before said Institution.
Four (4) labels (original) of the product.
Documentation specifying the type and material
of the recipient used.
Information as to the interpretation of the batch
Documentation certifying the shell life of the
Method of Analysis of the product.
Name of the distributer of the product in Panama.
Once the health registration application is submitted
before the Food Protection Department, said documentation
is examined by correspondent examiners, and if
they estimate that the technical documentation
complies with all the requirements of our health
authorities, they will order the issuance of the
correspondent Health Registration Certificate.
The analysis of the product will be effectuated
after the expedition of said Certificate.
timeframe of this procedure is approximately one
be advised that the Health Registration Certificates
for food products have a validity of five (5)
years, counted as of the expedition date, and
may be renewed for equal periods of time.
of each product by the Specialized
Institute of Analysis (approximately)
stamps affixed to the application
and authentications before the Ministry of