ZFDA main responsibility is stated in the Zanzibar Health policy, 2011 and its mandate is stipulated in the Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act (ZFDCA), No. 2/2006 and it’s Amendment Act No.3/2017. The act provides for the efficient and comprehensive regulation and control of safety and quality of food, medicines, cosmetics, medical devices and diagnostics in Zanzibar. Specific functions of ZFDA as prescribed in section 4 of the ZFDCA include the following:-