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Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority - TFDA

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Business licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow individuals or companies to conduct business within the government's geographical jurisdiction.


  • The plan, design and construction of the premises


  • Fill the prescribed Application Forms for registration of premises (TFDA No.1)
  • Submit the application to TFDA Head Quarter/ Zone offices or the Directors of the respective districts/ municipal/ city councils, where the business is located.
  • Pay the prescribed fee and obtain your receipt
  • Seek advice and consultation from the authority as regards to compliance to Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics (Food Hygiene) Regulations, 2006.
  • The inspector shall conduct a thorough pre- registration inspection
  • The Inspector will give observations and recommendation on the suitability
  • The inspectors shall make sure that all information required in the appropriate inspection checklists are properly filled, signed and stamped by both applicant and inspector.
  • The Director General shall scrutinize the status of each application, followed by acknowledging receipt.

          The Director General may approve, withhold or reject any application and  provide 
          reason(s) for decision of withhold or rejection.

Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 20-11-2015
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