THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 04/2007/QD-BNN
Hanoi, January 19, 2007
 
DECISION
PROMULGATING THE REGULATION ON MANAGEMENT OF SAFE VEGETABLES PRODUCTION AND CERTIFICATION
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 86/CP of July 18, 2003, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
Pursuant to Goods Quality Ordinance No. 18/1999/PL-UBTVQH10 of December 24, 1999 of the National Assembly Standing Committee;
Pursuant to Food Hygiene and Safety Ordinance No. 12/2003/PL-UBTVQH11 of July 26, 2003 of the National Assembly Standing Committee;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 163/2004/ND-CP of September 7, 2004, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Food Hygiene and Safety Ordinance;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 179/2004/ND-CP of October 21, 2004, providing for the state management of quality of goods and products;
At the proposals of the director of the Cultivation Department, the director of the Plant Protection Department and the director of the Science and Technology Department,
DECIDES:
Article 1.-To promulgate the Regulation on management of safe vegetables production and certification.
Article 2.-This Decision takes effect 15 days after its publication in "CONG BAO" and replaces Decision No. 67/1998/QD-BNN-KHCN of April 28, 1998 of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, promulgating the Provisional Regulation on safe vegetables production.
Article 3.- The director of the Ministry's Office, the director of the Cultivation Department, the director of the Science and Technology Department, the director of the Plant Protection Department, directors of provincial/municipal Services of Agriculture and Rural Development, relevant organizations and individuals shall implement this Decision.
 
 
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT


Cao Duc Phat
 
REGULATION
ON MANAGEMENT OF SAFE VEGETABLES PRODUCTION AND CERTIFICATION
(Promulgated together with Decision No. 04/2007/QD-BNN of January 19, 2007 of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development)
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Governing scope and subjects of application
1. This document provides the conditions for production, the inspection, supervision and certification of the conditions for production of safe vegetables and certification of safe vegetables products.
2. This Regulation applies to domestic and foreign organizations and individuals engaged in the production, inspection, certification of conditions for production and certification of safe vegetables in Vietnam.
3. If the contents of this Regulation do not conform to the international treaties which Vietnam has acceded to, such international treaties shall apply.
Article 2.-Interpretation of terms
In this Regulation, the terms below are construed as follows:
1. Safe vegetables (SV) mean products of fresh vegetables (including all types of edible vegetables: leaf, body, tuber, fruit, seed, assorted edible mushrooms'), which are produced, harvested, preliminarily processed, packaged and preserved in accordance with the technical process to ensure that the microorganism or toxic chemical residues are below the permitted maximum limits as prescribed in Appendices 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this Regulation (not printed herein).
2. SV production conditions mean a system of material and technical foundations meeting the criteria on environmental conditions and production process of production establishments in order to ensure the production of vegetable products reaching the safety standards.
3. Safety threshold means the permitted maximum limits of residues of toxic chemicals (heavy metals, nitrate, plant protection drugs, growth regulators), harmful microorganism allowed for existence on vegetables without affecting human health under the current regulations of the Health Ministry.
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