The Food hygiene Regulations 2009 which was gazetted on 28th February 2009 requires all food premises to be registered with the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH).
"Food premises" means premises used for or in connection with the preparation, preservation, packaging, storage, convenyance, distribution or sale of any food, or the relabelling, reprocessing or reconditioning of any food.
3.0 CATEGORIES OF FOOD PREMISE
Food premises which must be registered with the Ministry of Health Malaysia are as follows:
- All food premises involved in the manufacturing of food
- All food premises involved in catering of food
- All food premises where food is prepared, processed, stored and served for sale
- All vehicles from which ready to eat food is sold.
4.0 HOW TO REGISTER
Registration of food premises may be carried out:
- Online through Domestic Food Safety Indormation System of Malaysia (FoSIM Domestic) website (http://fosimdomestic.moh.gov.my).
- By completing registration forms download from the Food Safety and Quality portal (http://fsq.moh.gov.my/v4) and submitting it to the District Health Office or State Health Department which is nearest to the food premises.
5.0 REGISTRATION FEE AND VALIDITY OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
There is no registration fee and the certificate of registration is valid for three (3) years from the date of its issuance.
6.0 APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
Application for renewal of certificate of registration must be made at least 30 days before its expiry date.
7.0 DISPLAY OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION IN FOOD PREMISES
Food premises which have been registered must clearly display the certificate of registration in the food premises.
8.0 FAILURE TO REGISTER FOOD PREMISES
Any person who fails to register his food premises commits an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding TEN THOUSAND RINGGIT (RM10,000) OR IMPRISONMENT FOR A TERM NOT EXCEEDING TWO YEARS.