Practically, violations against general food safety conditions in production, trading and storage of foods, food additives, food processing aids, food containers and primary packages are happening a lot.
What is the sanction level for this violation? T2H Lawyers would like to answer in the following detail post.
Clause 6 Article 9 of Decree No.115/2018/ND-CP specifies sanction of the above violations are as follows:
“Fines shall be imposed upon food manufacturers and food processors that are required to establish and apply HACCP system or other food safety management systems as regulated by law if they commit violations in the course of production and trading of foods. To be specific:
a) A fine ranging from VND 7,000,000 to VND 10,000,000 shall be imposed upon the food manufacturer or food processor for establishing and applying a food safety management system that fails to satisfy requirements set forth in laws or is not suitable for its production or trading status;
b) A fine ranging from VND 10,000,000 to VND 15,000,000 shall be imposed upon the food manufacturer or food processor for establishing and applying a food safety management system that provides unreliable documents or failing to implement remedial measures for unsatisfactory parameters monitored at critical control points;
c) A fine ranging from VND 15,000,000 to VND 20,000,000 shall be imposed upon the food manufacturer or food processor for failure to establish and apply HACCP system or other advanced food safety management systems.”
Besises, violators could be punished with additional penalties as partially or entirely suspended with the food production/ processing for a period of 01 – 03 months if any of the violations prescribed in Points b and c listed above.
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