blue-check Regulations on management and use of food additives

Circular No. 24/2019/TT-BYT dated August 30th, 2019 of the Ministry of Health on guiding the management and use of food additives
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This Circular is to promulgate Lists of permitted food additives and the maximum use level of food additives, including:

- List of permitted food additives (Appendix 1).

- The maximum use level of food additives (Appendix 2A and Appendix 2B).

- List of permitted food additives and food using food additives according to GMP (Appendix 3)

- The classification and description of food groups to identify maximum use level of food additives (Appendix 4).

Accordingly, the use of food additives must ensure that the food additive is permitted for use and is used for the right food; the amount of food additive used does not exceed the maximum use level applied to one kind of food or food group (Article 7).

Food additives must be declared before being distributed on the market (except for the food additives prescribed in Clause 2 Article 11 and Clause 2 of Article 4 of Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CPstatus2 ) (Clause 1 Article 11)

Mixed food additives with new uses and food additives not included in the list of permitted food additives prescribed in this Circular must have their declarations registered with the Vietnam Food Administration and Ministry of Health before official use or distribution on the market (Clause 2 Article 11).

This Circular takes effect from October 16th, 2019.

To abrogate Circular No. 27/2012/TT-BYTstatus1 dated November 30th, 2012, Circular No. 08/2015/TT-BYTstatus1 dated May 11th, 2015 and Part III of Decision No. 3742/2001/QD-BYTstatus2 dated August 31st, 2001.

Please be informed that the Appendixes are neither translated nor included in the English file, except for Appendix 1.
EffectiveDate16/10/2019 (d/m/yyyy)
PublishedVietlaw's Newsletter No. 427
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