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Circular No. 17/2021/TT-BNNPTNT dated December 20th, 2021 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on origin tracing, recall, and handling of unsafe food under the management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Posted: 24/12/2021 9:34:39 AM | Latest updated: 10/1/2022 11:36:06 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5363 | Vietlaw: 543

This Circular provides for facilities that are subject to the establishment of food origin tracing system and process of recall, handling of unsafe food.

Accordingly, the following facilities are required to establish a food origin tracing system:

(i) Facilities subject to the issuance of a certificate of food safety;

(ii) facilities that have already been issued one of the following certificates: Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System (HACCP), ISO 22000 food safety management system, International Food Standard (IFS), British Retailer Consortium (BRC), food safety system certification (FSSC 22000), or equivalences.

The establishment of an origin tracing system is optional for other facilities. However, such facilities shall store mandatory information for origin tracing purposes as prescribed in Article 6 of this Circular.

This Circular takes effect from February 2nd, 2022.

To replace Circular No. 03/2011/TT-BNNPTNTstatus1 dated January 21st, 2011; Circular No. 74/2011/TT-BNNPTNTstatus1 dated October 31st, 2011; Article 7 of Circular No. 11/2017/TT-BNNPTNTstatus2 dated May 29th, 2017.

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