Member of State Administration Council Jeng Phang Naw Taung Attends Opening Ceremony of New Office of Department of Food and Drug Administration (Yangon Branch)

The opening ceremony of the new office of the Yangon Branch of the Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Ministry of Health was held at the lawn of the office in Htauk Kyant of Mingaladon township of Yangon region on 19 July. Union Minister for Health, Chief Minister of Yangon Region, Minister of Yangon Region Social Affairs and officials cut the ribbon and member of the State Administration Council (SAC) Jeng Phang Naw Taung pressed the button to open the signboard of the New Office of FDA (Yangon Branch). Then, they sprinkled scented water on the inscription in the main hall.

Member of the State Administration Council, Union Minister for Health and Chief Minister of Yangon region inspected the processes of lab tests on the content of heavy metals such as mercury and lead, the authenticity of the raw material (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) used in manufacturing medicines and the presence of unwanted impurities, monitoring whether the food dyes and preservatives are used within the permitted amount or not, the authenticity of the raw material used in manufacturing foodstuffs and the processes of lab tests on the qualities of the products, monitoring the kinds of edible oil, and the processes of lab tests on saturated and unsaturated fats.

The ceremony continued and member of the SAC Jeng Phang Naw Taung highlighted the following points:

  • The SAC is making special emphasis on the public access to safe and nutritious foods in implementing the two goals for national development which are prosperity of the nation and food sufficiency.
  • The Ministry of Health is also taking measures on prevention and treatment of diseases by aiming for the people to stay long life and prevent diseases.
  • The FDA is carrying out the public accesses to foods, medicines, medical equipment and cosmetics, and supervising the production of foods, medicines, medical equipment and cosmetics which are essential products in healthcare process. Moreover, the FDA in cooperation with relevant departments is taking action against those who failed to abide law and order.

Afterwards, Union Minister for Health pointed out the following matters: 

  • The Yangon Branch of the FDA comprises modern laboratories, office building containing infrastructure with the installation of E-submission system, staff and officer housings and one training centre, totalling seven.
  • The FDA is working in cooperation with international organizations and ASEAN member states to approve the national food law that meets the needs of the country, medical device law and cosmetic products draft law.
  • Moreover, the FDA will check healthy and good quality foodstuffs, medicines, medical equipment and cosmetics whether they meet international standards.

The FDA was set up as a separate department under the Ministry of Health on 1 August 2013. It has been formed with Nay Pyi Taw (head office), Yangon and Mandalay branches, 12 region and state offices, and 13 border trade camps in addition to 33 district level offices. Also present were the SAC member Jeng Phang Naw Taung, Union Minister for Health, Chief Minister of Yangon Region, ministers of regional government, invited guests and officials.

Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (18-7-2022)

  • The opening ceremony of the New Office of the Yangon Branch of the Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was held on 19 July.
  • The Ministry of Health is also taking measures on prevention and treatment of diseases by aiming for the people to stay long life and prevent diseases.
  • Moreover, the FDA will check healthy and good quality foodstuffs, medicines, medical equipment and cosmetics whether they meet international standards.
engdate: 
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 16:00
month: 
July, 2022