Meaning of Thai food registration number

Thai food registration number is food product identification number. It consists of 13 digits displayed within the FDA’s mark. This food number identifies important information about the place and food product information. It makes it easier for regulator to monitor, especially in case of problems but it is not a symbol used to guarantee the quality of the product as advertised. It only means that the food has been registered or licensed as required by regulation only.

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Examples of Thai food registration number

Which products must have a food registration number?

Products that must have a food registration number include 3 groups of food according to the regulation: Specifically controlled food, Food prescribed quality or standards and Food that must be labeled.

Read more about Legal food (under the Food Act B.E. 2522 of Thailand)

It can be seen that general food such as grilled pork sold in the market or food that we make ourselves at home does not need a food registration number.

Composition and meaning of the number in food registration number system

The food registration number system consists of 13 digits in the frame of the FDA logo. Each digit has the following meanings.

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1st-2nd digit means the province where food production or food imports are located. The number have following meanings:

NumberProvinceNumberProvince
10Bangkok53Uttaradit
11Samut Prakan54Phrae
12Nonthaburi55Nan
13Pathum Thani56Phayao
14Ayutthaya57Chiang Rai
15Ang Thong58Mae Hong Son
16Lop Buri60Nakhon Sawan
17Sing Buri61Uthai Thani
18Chai Nat62Kamphaeng Phet
19Saraburi63Tak
20Chonburi64Sukhothai
21Rayong65Phitsanulok
22Chanthaburi66Phichit
23Trat67Phetchabun
24Chachoengsao70Ratchaburi
25Prachin Buri71Kanchanaburi
26Nakhon Nayok72Suphan Buri
27Sa Kaeo73Nakhon Pathom
30Nakhon Ratchasima74Samut Sakhon
31Buriram75Samut Songkhram
32Surin76Phetchaburi
33Si Sa Ket77Prachuap Khiri Khan
34Ubon Ratchathani80Nakhon Si Thammarat
35Yasothon81Krabi
36Chaiyaphum82Phangnga
37Amnat Charoen83Phuket
38Bueng Kan84Surat Thani
39Nong Bua Lamphu85Ranong
40Khon Kaen86Chumphon
41Udon Thani90Songkhla
42Loei91Satun
43Nong Khai92Trang
44Maha Sarakham93Phatthalung
45Roi Et94Pattani
46Kalasin95Yala
47Sakon Nakhon96Narathiwat
48Nakhon Phanom
49Mukdahan
50Chiang Mai
51Lamphun
52Lampang

For example 11-X-XXXXX-X-XXXX means the location of the food production or importing are located in Samut Prakan Province.

3rd digit refers to the status of the place and the authorized authority (use numbers 1 – 4 to represent the status) as follows:

NumberMeaning
1Food production facility which is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
2Food production facility which is authorized by the province.
3Food import place which is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
4Food import place which is authorized by the the province.

For example 11-2-XXXXX-X-XXXX means the food production facility located in Samut Prakan Province which the province is issues the license.

4-6th digit means the number of food production premises or the number of places where food is permitted to be imported.

7-8th digit means the last number of the year permitted, for example the number 56 represents 2013. (2556 B.E. = 2013 A.D.)

For example, 11-2-00556-X-XXXX means the food production facility located in Samut Prakan Province which received the fifth permission in the year 2013 and the province is the one who issues the license.

9th digit means the agency that licenses the product or the agency that issues the food registration number of that product (use numbers 1 – 2 instead of the agency) as follows:

NumberMeaning
1The Food and Drug Administration issued the food registration number.
2The province issued the food registration number.

10-13th digit refer to the order of food produced by the food production facility or imported by each food importing place (use four digits) separating by authorized agency according to the 9th digit

For example 11-2-00556-1-0009 means the food production facility located in Samut Prakan Province which received the fifth permission in the year 2013, the province is issues that license, and this product is the ninth of food produced by this food facility, the Food and Drug Administration is the one who issues the food registration number.

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