04 forms of unsafe food handling after recall

04 forms of unsafe food handling after recall
Bảo Ngọc

On December 20, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued Circular 17/2021/TT-BNNPTNT stipulating the traceability, recall and handling of unsafe food under the management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Accordingly, there are 04 methods of handling unsafe food after recall as follows:

(1) Fix product error, labeling error :

- Fixing product defects: applicable to food that can be handled by technical measures to ensure food safety;

- Correction of labeling errors: applicable to cases where food is not properly labeled according to regulations.

(2) Change of use purpose : applied to the case of unsafe food, affecting consumers' health, not being used as food but can be used for other purposes later. when handled appropriately.

(3) Re-export : applied to cases where imported food is unsafe and subject to re-export according to the provisions of law.

(4) Destruction : applied to food with a safety limit that does not conform to self-declared records, technical regulations, and food safety regulations that affect consumers' health. , cannot be repurposed or re-exported.

Circular 17/2021/TT-BNNPTNT takes effect from February 2, 2022.



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