THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 46/2007/QD-BYT
Hanoi, December 19, 2007
 
DECISION
ON PROMULGATION “REGULATION OF MAXIMUM LEVEL OF BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN FOOD”
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH
Pursuant to the Decree No.49/2003/ND-CP of May 15, 2003 of the Government stipulating the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Health;
Pursuant to the July 26, 2003 Ordinance No. 12/2003/PL-UBTVQH11 of The Standing Committee of National Assembly, on food hygiene and safety;
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 Ordinance on food hygiene and safety;
At the proposal of the director of the Food Safety and Hygiene Department, the director of the Legal Department under the Ministry of Health,
DECIDES:
Article 1.To promulgate together with this Decision “the Regulation of maximum level of biological and chemical pollution in food”.

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Article 2. This Decision takes effect after 15 days from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.
To Annul the April 04, 1998 Decision No. 867/1998/QD-BYT of the Minister of Health on promulgation “the List of Food Hygiene Standards”. In case the similar national technical standards be promulgated, the maximum level of micro-organisms and residue of pollution substance in food be implemented according to that technical standard.
Article 3.Mr (Mrs): Chief of Office, Chief of Health Inspectorate, Directors of Departments: Science and Education, Legislation under the Ministry of Health, directors of the Food Safety and Hygiene Department, directors of provincial/municipal Health Services, heads of units under the Ministry of Health, and heads of health agencies of branches shall implement this Decision.
 
 
FOR THE MINISTER OF HEALTH
VICE MINISTER




CaoMinhQuang
 
REGULATION
MAXIMUM LEVEL OF BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL POLLUTION IN FOOD (Promulgated together with the December 19, 2007 Decision No. 46/2007/QD-BYT of the Health Minister)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1. General provisions
Part 2. Maximum level of veterinary medicine residue in food
Part 3. Maximum limit of bacterial and mildew toxin in food

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Part 4. Regulation of hygienic safety for wrapping, tools containing food
Part 5. Maximum limit of metal in food
Part 6. Limit of micro-organisms in food
Part 7. The list of processing-aid substances permitted to use in manufacturing and processing food
Part 8. Maximum limit of plant protection drug residue in food
Appendix. Reference instructions
Part 1.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. Scope of application
This Regulation provides maximum level of biological and chemical pollution in food and list of processing-aid substances permitted to use in manufacturing, processing food.

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2. Objects of application
This Regulation applies to organizes, individuals manufacturing, processing and doing business of food in Vietnam.
3. Abbreviations
- ADI (AcceptableDailyIntake)
- GAP (GoodAgriculturingPractice)
- GMP (Good ManufacturingPractice)
- ML (MaximumLevel)
- MRL (MaximumResidueLevel)
- UHT (Ultra Heat Treated)
 

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