Food business facilities owners or salespersons shall obtain the certificate of food safety and satisfy health requirements is the requirements for investment in food business facilities stipulated in Decree No.66/201/ND-CP dated July 01, 2016 of the Government on regulations on requirements for investment in protection and quarantine of flora, plant varieties; common wild animals; aquatic animals; foods and husbandry.
Beside these requirements, food business facilities shall meet other conditions, such as: Located far away from polluted areas published by State competent authorities; landfills, centralized/domestic/industrial wastewater treatment plants, hospitals; Have their restrooms separated from zones for food storage, and food trading; Restroom doors shall not be installed opposite the food storage zone; Means of transport and equipment used for storing food at the temperature and humidity indicated by the manufacturers…
One of the most important regulations is the requirements for pesticide trading. Every shopkeeper and salesperson shall obtain at least a two-year associate degree in plant protection/horticulture/chemistry/forestry or higher, or Certificate of completion of training courses in pesticides; pesticide stores shall be located far away from food and beverage businesses, schools, hospitals and at least 20 m away from water sources. Warehouses shall be located at least 20 m away from rivers, lakes, streams, wells; distance from pesticide shelf bottom to floor and walls shall be at least 10 cm and 20 cm, respectively.
This Decree takes effect on July 01, 2016.
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