The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Health has recently issued Official Letter No. 985/TTrB-P1 and sent to Department of Food Safety and Directors of Departments of Health in cities and provinces under the Central Government, requesting more inspection of food safety during Tet Holiday of 2018.
People’s demand of food consumption always increases in Tet Holiday. In order to enhance inspection and food safety during the Tet Holiday of 2018, the Ministry of Health Inspectorate gives requests as following.
Accordingly, the Department of Food Safety shall increase leadership, focusing on inspection and guidance for local Branches of Food Safety in cities and provinces in the cities and provinces to ensure food safety.
According to actual condition in localities, Directors of Departments of Health in the cities and provinces shall direct authorities in cooperation with relevant units to perform following tasks:
Increase inspection, focusing on implementation of legal regulations on food safety in food production and trading facilities, especially the ones that provide widely consumed products in Lunar New Year and Spring Festival like confectioneries, beverages and alcohols;
Detect shortcomings and problems in state management of food safety, and apply severe strict punishment according to regulations.
Administrative violations shall be handled according to regulations in Law on Handling Administrative Violations 2012, Resolution 81/2013/ND-CP dated July 19, 2013 of the Government on stipulating some articles and measures to implement Law on Handling Administrative Violations, especially Resolution 97/2017/NĐ-CP dated August 18, 2017 of the Government on supplementing, amending some articles of Resolution 81/2013/NĐ-CP effectively since October 5, 2017.
During the inspection, authorities shall cooperate, conduct information work and popularization of legal regulations and knowledge of food safety. Violations shall be publicized on mass media.