This set of regulations is formulated pursuant to provisions of
Paragraph 3 of Article 10 of the “Food Administration Act”
(hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).
Food dealer and its branches may only open for business after
completing its food dealer registration to the competent
The competent authority may authorize each branch of Agriculture
and Food Agency , Council of Agriculture (hereinafter referred
to as the “Branch”) under its jurisdiction to deal with
matters of above-mentioned establishment registration and others
The types of food business are classified as follows:
1.Sale: refers to retail and wholesale.
4.Processing: refers to rice hulling, rice milling, rice flour
milling, flour grinding.
5.Export and import
For the application of establishment registration, the food
dealer and its branches shall fill out application form (as
Attachment), attach with following documents and pay the
registration fee to the local competent Branch:
1.1 Sole proprietorship or partnership: business
registration documents and identity card photocopy of
the person in charge. A partnership organization
shall submit photocopies of partners’ identity cards
and copy or photocopy of the partnership contract.
1.2 Company: company registration documents and identity
card photocopy of the person in charge.
1.3 Cooperatives and farmers' associations: the
establishment, license or alternation documents approved
by the competent authority and identity card photocopy of
the person in charge.
2.1 Processing: factory registration documents.
2.2 Warehousing: photocopy of building occupation permit.
2.3 Import or export: importer/exporter registration documents
Applicant may entrust local food-related trade association or
group to conduct the application specified in the preceding
Food dealer of similar business in the same municipality or
county (city) shall not use the same or similar names.
Food processing plants shall not repeatedly apply for the
registration of food processing business.
The food dealer and its branches shall open their businesses in
the registered address within six months after the completion of
In case of any registration change, the food dealer and its
branches shall, within 15 days after the occurrence of the fact
, submit the relevant documents and pay a registration fee to
apply for registration change to local competent Branch.
In case any omission or error of registration is found, the
food dealer and its branches may submit relevant documents to
apply for a correction. Whereas omission or error caused by the
local Branch, such Branch shall correct it directly.
The food dealer and its branches may request its local competent
Branch to issue registration certificate document.
A fee shall be paid for the application of registration
certificate document issuance.
Food dealer and its branches which have suspended business for a
month or more shall apply business suspension registration prior
to suspending business, and shall apply for business resume
registration before the resumption of business.
Unless there are legitimate reasons which are approved by local
competent Branch, the period of business suspension referred to
in the preceding paragraph shall not exceed one year.
Upon closing business, the food dealer and its branches shall
apply business close registration to the local competent Branch
within 15 days.
The local competent Branch may publically cancel the registration
of food dealer who fail to apply business close within the
The competent authority shall disclose the registered items of
food dealer and its branches in information website for
Food dealer and its branches shall, in accordance with the
provisions of Commercial Group Act, join relevant local food
association within one month after opening business.
For the implementation of Article 12 of the Act, the competent
authority may apply to the Executive Yuan to announce management
issues and to conduct the audit business specified in Paragraph
4 of Article 11 of the Act to request the food dealer to fill
out relevant information.
Information provided by food dealer based on the provisions of
Paragraph 1 of Article 11 of the Act shall be recorded according
to its operating food business categories, records of purchasing
, selling, storing, processing or brokering quantity.
The food dealer and its branches shall, upon identifying its
foods sold in markets are hazardous and risky to consumer safety
and health, voluntarily recall or stop selling them, and should
submit relevant information and lists of recalling trade names,
recalling sites, recalling time, estimated recalling quantity
along with inspection reports to the competent authorities and
local municipality, county (city) health authorities.
This set of regulations shall take effect on December the 18th,