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The use of food additives in pangasius processing, is it in compliance with requirements of importing countries and controlled by Vietnamese competent authority?
October 08, 2015, 03:48 PM

Yes! On April 29, 2014, the government issued Decree No. 36/2014/ND-CP dated, on raising, processing, and exporting pangasius.

For food additives:

The Decision regulates that food additives used in processing should be in the list of food additives authorized for use by competent authority of importing country (for export products) and of Vietnam (for domestic consumption products). The quantity of food additives used in the product is not allowed to exceed the MRLs authorized for each type of product.      

For the labelling:

The labelling of frozen fish products should be in compliance with Vietnamese regulations (for domestic consumption products) and importing country’s requirements (for export products) which are to ensure the accuracy of the product nature and do not be opposite to Vietnamese regulations. Apart from labelling information as required by Vietnam and importing countries, net weight and gross weight (including fish, glazing water and package) or quantity of glazing water in the fish have to be clearly stated on the label.

 

Non-compliance consignments shall not be granted with a certificate for export or placing into domestic market and be treated in compliance with current Vietnamese regulations. Competent authorities of importing countries and client shall be informed of intentional violation cases.  

 

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