Fine up to $9,600 set for food safety violators in Vietnam

According to a new governmental decree, violators of food safety regulations will be fined up to US$9,600, along with possible additional penalties.

Decree 178/2013 calls for administrative penalties on violations of food safety regulations. The maximum fine for individual violators is VND100 million ($4,800) and the highest Vietnam Gastronomypenalty for collective violators is VND200 million ($9,600).

In addition, based on the nature and/or level of violations, violators can be given additional penalties such as the revocation of food safety certificates, the suspension of operations for a certain period, or the confiscation of the products, materials, and equipment that were used during the violation.