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Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division

About the Chemistry Food and Drugs Division
The CFDD monitors all aspects of the importation, manufacture, storage, distribution, sale, fraud and deception in labelling and marketing, and disposal of food and drugs (except antibiotics and narcotics).

Target Group

Any person, broker or business wishing to import, manufacture, or sell food or drugs in Trinidad and Tobago.


How do businesses interact with the Chemistry, Food and Drug Division?

For food inspection and approval, applicants must take a draft label, sample of the product, certificate of analysis, and other documents and information as may be requested by the interviewer at the CFDD.

In the case of imports, you must take a certificate of origin of the product(showing in which country the product was manufactured), certificate of free sale(from country of origin), and certificate of health (from country of origin).

Applications can be made on a walk in basis, with no need to make an appointment.

Drug inspections require applicants to make an appointment to meet the Secretary of the Drug Advisory Committee.

Applicants must provide a completed Drug Approval application form, samples of the products, a certificate of origin of the drugs (for imported drugs), and a letter stating the name of the person or entity requesting the drug inspection and the name of the drug.

Services are provided on a fee basis.


Administration and Inspectorates:
#92 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain
Phone: (868)-623-2834

 #115 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain


San Fernando General Hospital Compound.


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