Food Division.

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

  • To implement the National Food Act,
  • To regulate the manufacture, sale, import and export of food for commercial purposes,
  • To guarantee food safety and fitness for human consumption,
  • To promote fair trade practices in food and,
  • To provide for related matters.
Core Outcomes:
  • Improved access to appropriate technologies to enhance food safety,
  • Sustainable growth in commercial food production and processing,
  • Increased access to adequate and safe food supplies,
  • Improved food market access
Core Outputs:
  • More effective, efficient and affordable food advisory services
  • Effective Food Standard Policy
Program Overview:

The new Food Division will focus on the following core functions;

  • Implement the Food Act to guarantee food safety and fitness for human consumption
  • Employ Food Risk Management Program to ensure all food produced and distributed/sold in the Kingdom meets the prescribed standards of food safety and food quality.
  • Promote consumer education on food safety and nutrition.
  • Provide food research and development on food matters to facilitate the development of the food industry in Tonga.
Upgrading of Food Division facilities:

The program goal is to upgrade the FD facilities to meet Division’s needs in order to achieve the new Food Division’s outputs and outcome.

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