THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 07/2002/CT-TTg
Hanoi, February 25, 2002
 
DIRECTIVE
ON ENHANCING THE MANAGEMENT OVER THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS AND CHEMICALS IN THE PRODUCTION AND TRADING OF FOODSTUFFS WITH ANIMAL ORIGINS
In the recent past, the agricultural and fishery sectors have made great efforts in implementing various programs to ensure food quality, hygiene and safety, control the residues of chemicals and antibiotics in aquatic and agricultural products, especially export products. However, the use of assorted chemicals, antibiotics and bio-preparations still fails to fully comply with specialized regulations on the production, preservation, preliminary processing and processing of products. Recently, a number of export goods lots have been detected to contain residues of chloramphenicol, insecticide,.. subject to destruction, thus causing economic damage and badly affecting the prestige of Vietnam’s aquatic and agricultural products on international market.
In order to ensure the quality, hygiene and safety of foodstuffs with animal origin, protect the consumers health and maintain our exports prestige on international market, the Prime Minister instructs the Ministers of Aquatic Resources; Agriculture and Rural Development; Health, concerned ministers and branches heads, and the presidents of the provincial/municipal People’s Committees to immediately carry out the following:
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