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10 exceptions to application requirement for certificate of conformity to food safety regulations

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This is the noticeable content of the Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CP coming after the article “Food businesses can declare their products at their discretion”.

Pursuant to this Decree, in order to run a food business, the certificate of conformity to food safety regulations is required, except in the following cases in which such certificate is not granted:  

- Small-scale food production startup;

- Small-scale food business;

- Food production and business without any stable location;

- Small-scale processing;

- Ready-to-eat packaged food business;

- Food packaging instrument, packing material manufacturing and business;

- Restaurants operated inside hotels;

- Community commercial kitchens that do not apply for registration to operate in the food business sector;

- Street food business;

- Establishments which have been awarded one of the following certificates: GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000, IFS, BRC, FSSC 22000 or the like which remains valid.

The aforesaid entities are bound to comply with respective food safety requirements.

The Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CP is set to commence on February 2, 2018 as a replacement for the Decree No. 38/2012/ND-CP and will cause Chapter II of the Joint Circular No. 13/2014/TTLT-BYT-BNNPTNT-BCT dated April 9, 2014 to be repealed. 

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