Food safety license in Vietnam

food safety license in Ho Chi Minh City

Individuals and organizations doing business in the field of food supply, catering service, restaurants must obtain Food Safety License in accordance with the law of Vietnam.

Legal bases:

  • The Food Safety Law dated June 17th, 2010;
  • The Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CP dated February 2nd, 2018;
  • The Circular No. 43/2018/TT-BCT dated November 15th, 2018; and
  • Other relevant legal documents.

Dossier for application of Food Safety License:

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  • An application for a food license;
  • Legal documents of the establishment;
  • A facility demonstration with following contents: proper facilities, equipment, tools to ensure food hygiene and safety conditions; food processing and trading; a layout of the establishment;
  • Health certificates of the manager and staff;
  • Food safety certificate for training for staff.

Certification process:

  1. To submit a dossier to a competent government agency;
  2. An inspection shall be conducted at the establishment (to check the legality of the application for the food license; to inspect the facilities to determine whether they meet requirements for food processing or not);
  3. To issue a license if fulfilling all requirements.

Completion time: about 20 – 30 working days upon receipt of a valid dossier.

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