The process of drying various types of food items has been in use since ancient times. Humans were well aware of the fact that evaporation of water from these items makes them fit to consume for longer. It is now known that food-spoiling microorganisms can’t remain alive without water and it is the reason for longer shelf life of such products. Today, different types of animal and plant-based foods are dried in order to retain their usability. Few frequently used dried foods include dry fruits, powdered milk, instant coffee, instant noodles, dried beans etc.
There are several reasons to invest in food industry in UAE, especially Dubai. Dubai is a huge market for different types of products including dried foods. These foods are also suitable according to the environment of Dubai which is very hot. All types of food items are allowed in Dubai expect few that are prohibited by the government regarding health or religious purpose. If a company wants to register different types of dried and evaporated products in Dubai, then it is mandatory to register all these products separately.
There are large numbers of local and international dry food providing companies already operating in Dubai. But the scope of these dried foods is high as there is lot of variety in dried items. Companies can establish themselves here as a general provider of dried foods or may also provide specific type of dried items (like dried meat, dried fruits, dried vegetables etc.).
The process and requirements for registration of all types of dried foods in Dubai is similar as it is for registration of other food products in Dubai. The applicant must ensure the quality and standard of all the products that are required to be registered. The standard and quality of these items will be thoroughly checked by the federal authority ESMA (Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology). But the main authority for registration of all types of products in Dubai is Dubai Municipality (DM). DM manages the whole process through its Food Control Department.
During this process, the applicant will register all the required products in FIRS (Food Import & Re-export System) through DM website. After that, it is required to add all the imported products along with number of containers that one wants to register. Only registered companies with trade license (for general trading or food trading activity) can apply for registration process. The applicant will also apply for label approval and barcode registration of food items. Laboratory test for all eatable items is also necessary to check the quality of these products.
Important documents that are required for registration of dried food products in Dubai include:
- Packing List (including list of items, weight of items, number of shipment etc.)
- Health Certificate (from any authorized food authority or organization)
- Halal Certificate (this applies to special foods especially dried meat)
- Other certificates may also be required according to the type of dried item or its country of origin
If you want to make this procedure simple and stress-free, then you should contact Riz & Mona Consultancy via our WhatsApp # 971-56-9971225. We will make sure to complete this whole registration procedure of dry foods in Dubai quickly and conveniently thanks to our experience and reputation in Dubai and UAE.