MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No. 29/2010/TT-BNNPTNT
Hanoi, May 06, 2010
 
CIRCULAR
PROMULGATING THE LISTS OF FOOD SAFETY CRITERIA AND MAXIMUM LEVELS THEREOF IN CERTAIN DOMESTICALLY-PRODUCED OR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Pursuant to the Decrees No. 01/2008/ND-CP of January 3, 2008 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; No. 75/2009/ND-CP of September 10, 2009 amending Article 3 of the Decree No. 01/2008/ND-CP of January 3, 2008 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
Pursuant to the Ordinance No. 12/2003/PL-UBTVQH of July 26, 2003 by Vietnamese Standing Committee of National Assembly on Food Hygiene and Safety.
Pursuant to the Decree No. 163/2004/ND-CP of September 7, 2004 detailing some provisions of the Ordinance on Food Hygiene and Safety.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development promulgates the lists of food safety criteria and maximum levels thereof in certain domestically-produced or imported foodstuffs of animal origin.
Article 1. This Circular includes:
1. The list of food safety criteria and maximum levels thereof in certain foodstuffs of terrestrial animal origin (Appendix 1);
2. The list of food safety criteria and maximum levels thereof in certain foodstuffs of aquatic animal origin (Appendix 2);
Article 2. These lists are legal basis for inspecting bodies to make decision on criteria to be analyzed. The decision on criteria to be analyzed shall be based on the lists above and the following informations:
1. Compliance history of producers and importers;
2. Current situation of food safety risks in production area or country of origin;
3. Status of consignments and their accompanying documents;
4. Criteria to be analyzed shall be approved by leaders of inspecting bodies in compliance with guidelines of higher authorities.
Article 3. This Circular takes effect as of July 1, 2010.
Article 4. These lists shall be reviewed, modified and supplemented as necessary to meet management requirements. Any problems arising in the course of implementation should be promptly reported to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for settlement.
Article 5. The Chief of the Ministry’s Office, the Director General of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department, Heads of units under the Ministry, involved individuals and organizations are responsible for the implementation of this Circular.
 

 

 
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