Beginning April 7, 2016, the registration of food products before the National Food Institute (INAL), a division of the National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Devices (ANMAT), can only be made electronically through the Federal Information System for Food Control Management (SIFeGA). The previous hard copy registration system will no longer be available.

Parties needing to request a health authorization for food, dietary supplements and food for specific medical purposes in order to obtain an import-export registry will only be able to do so through SIFeGA.

Since the launch of the electronic registration system on November 30, 2015, the digital management of the National Registry of Food Products (RNPA) has optimized its organization and assessment times, with an increased efficiency of 80 percent over the previous paper system.


Originally published April 4, 2016.

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