Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency ZFDA is a regulatory body responsible for controlling the quality, safety and effectiveness of food, drugs, herbal drugs and medical devices for the purpose of protecting public health. Established under section 3(1) of the Zanzibar Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act No.2 of 2006, ZFDA is a semiautonomous body under the Zanzibar Ministry of Health, and became operational on 1 January 2007. The headquarter is located at Changu Road Mombasa Area. ZFDB also operates zonal offices in Pemba.
Literally, ZFDA is a semi autonomous regulatory Authority under the Ministry of Health which operates in accordance with the Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, No. 2 of 2006 which repeals and replaces the Pharmaceutical and Dangerous Drugs Act No. 6 of 1986 and the Public Health Decree, Cap 73 of 1947.Officially, ZFDB was launched in January 2007.
ZFDB as other organizations is structured systematically in order to increase efficiency and collaboration within and outside the Board. The CEO of ZFDA is Executive Director who is accountable to the Agency. Board is directly answerable to the Minister responsible for Health. Board is composed of Chairperson, Secretary who is Executive Director of ZFDA, Board members and Secretariat. Composition of Board members constitute of both public and private institutions.
ZFDA OUR SERVICES!
We aim at providing our clients with quality services. We will do this by meeting the following service standards:
Issuance of permits for business premises
Inspection of business premises
Import and Export permits
Evaluation and registration of products
ZFDA DEPARTMENTS NAMELY:-
i. Food Safety Control Department.
ii. Medicine and Cosmetics Department.
iii. Laboratory Services Department.
iv. Agency Service Department.