Mission & Vision

Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority(TFDA), is a regulatory body under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, which is responsible for controlling  the equality, safety and effectiveness of food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices. It is established under Section 4(1) of the Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics ACT, Cap. 219 after repealling the Pharmaceutical and Poisons Act No. 9 of 1978 (which established the then Pharmacy Board) and Food{Control of Quality} Act No. 10 of 1978 (which established the then National Food Control Commission). TFDA became operational on 1st July 2003.

Our Mission

To protect and promote public health by ensuring quality, safety and effectiveness of food, medicines, cosmetics and medical devices.

Our Vision

To be the leading African Regulatory Authority in ensuring safe, quality and effective food, medicines, cosmetics and medical devices for all.

Our Philosophy

TFDA strives to offer quality regulatory services in pursuit of protecting public health and environment by using competent and dedicated staff.

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