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Official Gazette

Monday, July 23, 2018
Tags: food producers
Food enterprises get a legal boost Food enterprises get a legal boost
With a view to removing unnecessary administrative procedures and bettering the business environment for food producers and traders, the Government recently issued a new decree detailing a number of articles of the Food Safety Law.
Food safety control remains challenging Food safety control remains challenging
Rising violations of food safety law have triggered public worry while concerned authorities appeared inactive in redressing the situation, Phuong Lien and Dinh Hang of the Tin tuc Cuoi tuan (Weekend News) reported.
Food safety management still faces problems Food safety management still faces problems
The 2010 Law on Food Safety has shifted the food safety management based on food production and trading stages to the product group-based management mechanism. This is considered an important policy addressing overlaps in the food safety management among ministries and sectors and at the same time helping define more clearly responsibilities of each ministry or sector in the field.
Draft decree sets safety conditions for food producers Draft decree sets safety conditions for food producers
A food production and trading establishment must be large enough for installing food production lines and facilitating food transportation, according to a Health Ministry-drafted decree recently released for public comments.
Impractical laws trigger public concern Impractical laws trigger public concern
The health sector’s Circular 30 on street food safety is expected to extend the already long list of regulations which have come under fire for their impracticality and unenforceability.
Managing food safety risks Managing food safety risks
Passed on June 17 this year, the Law on Food Safety (the Law) focuses on various issues to assure safety of food products and sets principles of risk-based management of foods from farms to dining tables.
Food safety placed under tight control Food safety placed under tight control
Poor food safety remains alarming Poor food safety remains alarming
Unsafe food caused 152 food poisoning cases last year, killing 35 and causing illness to over 5,000 other, said Nguyen Cong Khan, director of the Food Safety and Hygiene Department, at a conference in Hanoi last month to review the national target program on food safety and hygiene.
Standing Committee debates proposed laws Standing Committee debates proposed laws
During its week-long session, which began on April 12, the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee discussed five draft laws concerning people with disabilities; use of energy; food safety; enforcement of criminal judgments; and commercial arbitration, which are expected to be passed at the NA’s upcoming seventh session to start next month.
Building a legal regulatory regime for food safety Building a legal, regulatory regime for food safety
Vietnam has a comprehensive legal system for controlling food quality, hygiene and safety during production, processing, trading and circulation, both import and export.

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