How Can i Register My Business With NAFDAC

Please I want to find out at what stage one can apply for NAFDAC registration for the production and sales of table water. Also highlight the processes involved. The factory building is ongoing. Thanks. 

New Member Asked on February 3, 2018 in Food Processing.
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These are the following  requirement  for interested Applicants

Submit your application form with all relevant documents for registration and application letter in accordance with the issued guidelines (see relevant guidelines).
Provide NAFDAC with the relevant information and description of the facility for inspection where it relates to registration and importation of NAFDAC regulated products.
Provide samples of the products to be registered when notified by NAFDAC for laboratory analysis.
Ensure all payments are made as at when due
Ensure all documents are complete and with the appropriate description to prevent unnecessary delays.


Registration of food product not more than 90 days from acceptance of application.
Registration of drug product not more than 120 days from acceptance of application.
Variation of product registration takes not more than 60 days

Compliance Directive

A client is mandated to comply with Compliance Directive (CD) within 7 days of issuance.

Note failure to comply with any CD issued by NAFDAC may be a basis for cancellation of the application and all delays of the client will not be counted within the 90 days for registration.


Summary of Registration processes with timelines

Submission of Application – 0 days
Document Verification – 10 days for food and drug
Facility Inspection/Sampling – 20 days for Food, 40 days for Drug
Laboratory Analysis – 30 days for Food, 40 days for Drug
Final Vetting – 10 days for food and drug
Approval Meeting/Issuance of NAFDAC registration Number (Certificate of registration) – 20 days for food and drug.

Total number of days: 90 days for Food, 120 days for Drugs

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Active Member Answered on February 7, 2018.
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Thats the best answer up there. You can also Click here see the requirements on NAFDAC official website and call the numbers for more inquiries.

Expert Consultant Answered on February 12, 2018.
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