Chemistry, Food And Drugs Division

Actions related to Chemistry, Food an Drugs is overseen by the Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division of the Ministry of Health

The mission of the Chemistry Food and Drugs Division is to:

  • Ensure safe quality of an equitable standard for use by consumers of food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices;
  • Ensure safety in use, the proper management and acceptable standards for pesticides and toxic chemicals;
  • Provide technological and laboratory services in the areas of food, drug, cosmetics, medical devices, pesticides and toxic chemicals.

The Division is the body responsible for the administration of the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations and the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Act and Regulations. It is also supported by:

  1. A Drug Advisory Committee, which is mandated to assist and advise the Minister with respect to:
    1. Drug Standards; Schedules of Drugs; Conditions of sale of drugs; and
    2. Cosmetics standards; labeling of Cosmetics, and any other matters connected therewith.
  2. A Food Advisory Committee to assist and advise the Minister with respect to food standards, labelling and other matters connected with the manufacturing and distribution of food.
  3. The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Board.

Notice to Pharmaceutical Importers/Manufacturers

Please note that the Drug Registration Unit (DRU) acts on behalf of the Drug Advisory Committee, under the Second Schedule, Division 3-New Drugs, Chapter 30:01, Food and Drugs Act and Regulations, in accepting applications for the registration of new drugs.

CLICK HERE for the full Notice.

List of Drugs Registered (in accordance with the F&D Act Reg Chap 30:01)

Guidelines for the Importation of Rapid Antigen/Antibody Test Kits

The Ministry of Health (MoH) wishes to inform the population that before the actual importation of any Rapid Antigen/Antibody Test Kits into the country, an application together with supporting documents and a sample of the product, must be submitted to the Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division (CFDD) for an assessment and issuance of a “No Objection” letter.

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Online Forms

Substandard/Falsified & Adverse Drug Reaction Form 



Contact Information

Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division
4 - 6 Queen's Park East
Port of Spain
Phone: (868) 217-4664 Ext. 13101 - 13135



Ministry of Health
4-6 Queen's Park East
Port-of-Spain 101002
Trinidad and Tobago

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