Food Safety and Hygiene Certification Eligibility is mandatory for every individual or organization to establish a food catering service or business.

Clarification of the relevant legal process encompassing the application for Food Safety Certification Eligibility are outlined in this CNC publication

Procedures for granting certificates of Food Safety Eligibility and includes:

  • What is the Food Safety and Hygiene Certification Eligibility?
  • Conditions for obtaining the Food Safety and Hygiene Certification Eligibility
  • Conditions for ensuring Food Service Safety
  • Procedures for granting Food Safety and Hygiene Certification eligibility
  • Procedures for issuing Food Safety Knowledge Certification

What is the Food Safety and Hygiene Certification Eligibility?

The Food Safety and Hygiene Certification Eligibility is issued by a competent Authority to Food Service Providers when they have met all statutory requirements. This is one of the mandatory conditions that anyone, planning to open a Food Catering Service Business such as a restaurant, a café, a canteen, etc., must have.

Conditions for obtaining the Food Safety and Hygiene Certification Eligibility

Conditions for ensuring Food Service Safety

Specifically: There are 3 groups of subjects that need to ensure the Food Safety Conditions:

Safety assurance conditions for food processing and preservation

Clause 28, 29, 30 Law on Food Safety 2010

Procedures for granting certificates of Food safety eligibility

Procedures:

Clause 36 Law on Food Safety 2010

Dossiers:

NoDOCUMENTNOTE
1Application for food safety eligibility certificateForm No. 1 attached to Decree 155/2018 NĐ-CP
2Copy of the business registration certificate 
3Written explanation describing how the applicant has met the food safety and hygiene conditions (of the physical location, equipment, and utensils) as prescribed by competent state management agencies 
4Health certificates of the establishment’s owner(s) and all direct contact food production workers and traders – issued by a district (or higher-level} health establishment.By health facilities at district level or higher
5Food safety and hygiene training certification of the establishment’s owners and all direct contact food production workers and traders demonstrating knowledge of food safety and hygiene as prescribed by line ministersAccording to regulations

Clause 36 Law on Food Safety 2010

Food Safety Eligibility Certification Fee

Food Safety Knowledge Certification issuing procedures

The Certification of Food Safety Knowledge is a mandatory condition to complete the dossier of application for Food Safety Certification. Prior to applying for the Food Safety Certificate, the Owners MUST apply for this.

Competent agency: Department of Food Safety – Ministry of Health or Department of Agro-forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance – Ministry of Agriculture.

Step-by-step:

Clause 11 The Circular 13/2014/TTLT-BYT-BNNPTNT-BCT

Dossiers

Clause 10 Circulars 13/2014/TTLT-BYT-BNNPTNT-BCT

Food Safety and Hygiene Certification Fee: 30.000 VND/person.

CNC is pleased to receive and respond to any and all inquiries in support of customers in Food Safety and Hygiene Certification Eligibility.

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