New National Circular reduces overlaps in food safety management


On 9 April 2014, Joint Circular 13 was issued by the MoH, MARD and MoIT on allocation of tasks and cooperation among regulatory agencies in food safety management.

As per the Joint Circular 13, the MoH should take the initiative in leading the implementation of food safety inspection. The relevant Ministries are responsible to coordinate food safety inspection at the request of the leading agency or the competent authorities.

This is a big step to avoid overlapping in inspection activities between different sectors and to assure coordination from central to provincial levels!

=>download the joint circular 13