New safety requirements for foodstuff manufacturing
HA NOI – A new regulation from the Ministry of Health requires all foodstuff products to be packaged and stored in a place at least 20cm from the floor, 30cm from the wall and 50cm from the ceiling.
The requirement is among several new regulations for foodstuff manufacturers and dealers listed in a recent circular from the ministry.
Food packaging must also be durable and not be contaminated with hazardous waste or toxic substances that would be harmful to consumers' health.
For foodstuff manufacturers, the health ministry requests manufacturing areas to be located in places that are safe from flooding, pests such as insects and far away from other source of contamination.
Managers and workers at foodstuff manufacturing sites must receive certificate-granted training on food safety and must conduct health check-ups in advance.
The circular will take effects from November 1. - VNS