THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
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No. 19/2012/TT-BYT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence– Freedom – Happiness
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Hanoi, November 09, 2012
 
CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE REGULATION CONFORMITY ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANNOUNCEMENT ON CONFORMITY WITH REGULATION ON FOOD SAFETY
Pursuant to the Law on Technical regulations and standards, of June 29, 2006 and the Government's Decree No.127/2007/ND-CP, of August 01, 2007, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Technical regulations and standards; 
Pursuant to the Law on quality of product, goods, of November 21, 2007 and the Government's Decree No.132/2008/ND-CP, of December 31, 2008 detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on quality of product, goods;
Pursuant to the Law of Food safety, of June 17, 2010 and the Government's Decree No.38/2012/ND-CP, of April 25, 2012 detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law of Food safety;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No.63/2012/ND-CP, of August 31, 2012, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Health;   
At the proposal of Director of the Food Safety Bureau;
the Ministry of Health promulgates Circular guiding the regulation conformity announcement and announcement on conformity with regulation on food safety.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation

This Circular stipulates order, dossier of regulation conformity announcement and announcement on conformity with regulation on food safety (hereinafter referred to as the product announcement) with respect to processed and/or packed food, food additives, food processing enhancers, packing materials, instruments in direct contact with food (hereinafter referred to as products); duties of agencies receiving registration of regulation conformity announcement and announcement on conformity with regulation on food safety (hereinafter referred to as agencies receiving registration) and organizations, individuals conducting product announcement (hereinafter referred to as organizations, individuals); inspection after announcing product.