On November 12, 2018, the Government issues the Decree No. 155/2018/ND-CP on amendments to some articles related to business conditions under state management of the Ministry of Health.
One of the remarkable contents of this Decree is food safety requirements for the food and beverage establishments. To be specific, those establishments have to fulfill the following criteria:
– The persons who directly produce and trade food must be trained and provided with knowledge on food safety, as well as be authorized by the facility owner and must not contract any of the following diseases during food manufacturing and trading process: cholera, hepatitis A and E, skin infection, tuberculosis and diarrhea epidemic;
– Carry out three-step food checking and store food sample according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health (three-step food checking are: Preprocess checking, in-process checking, and pre consuming checking);
– Equipment and vehicle used for food transport and preservation must ensure hygiene and must not contaminate such food.
Besides, food and beverage establishments have to comply with the regulations in Articles 28, 29 and 30 of the Law on Food Safety.
This Decree takes effect on the signing date.
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