Law No. 51/2001/QH10: On Food Safety

 Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which was amended and supplemented under Resolution No. 51/2001/QH10; The National Assembly promulgates the Law on Food Safety.

This Law provides for rights and obligations of organizations and individuals in assuring food safety: conditions for assuring safety of foods and food production, trading, import and export; food advertisement and labeling; food testing; food safety risk analysis: prevention, stopping and remedying of food safety incidents; food safety information, education and communication; and responsibilities for state management of food safety.

This Law takes effect on July 1., 2011.

The Ordinance No. 12/2003/PL-UBTVQH11 on Food Hygiene and Safety ceases to be effective on the effective date of this Law.

The Government shall detail and guide the implementation of articles and clauses as assigned in this Law; and guide other necessary provisions of this Law to meet state management requirements.

This Law was passed on June 17, 2010, by the XIVth National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at its 7th session. -


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