Food Supplements Registration in Vietnam

Food Supplements Registration in Vietnam

Food Supplements Registration in Vietnam - Overview

Food products in Vietnam are mainly regulated and managed by three (03) different ministries, the Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT). Decree No. 38/2012/ND-CP- provides guidance to MARD, MOIT, and MOH with regard to implementing provisions of the Laws of Food Safety (LoFS). Health supplements may be produced in the form of soft gels, pellets, tablets, granules, powder, liquid, and other small dosage forms, which are further divided into smaller doses.

Increased imports of health supplements, infant products, and probiotic supplements suggest a surge in demand for food products in Vietnam. As per Vietnam food regulations, manufacturers or enterprises that produce or trade in goods, including foods, are required to submit announcements of (or) specifications (or) food safety regulations conformity and compliance to the Vietnam Food Administration (an agency of the MOH) or the Department of Health (DOH). All imported foods are subjected to inspection; customs clearance is given only after the results show that the imported food is in total compliance with relevant import regulations. The LoFS outlines three (03) categories of food that require inspection, which are the following:

  • Common Inspection
  • Tightened Inspection
  • Simplified Inspection

Understanding Vietnam’s food regulations and related laws concerning food can be a challenge. Freyr, as a proven Regulatory partner, assists market enthusiasts with food supplement registration in Vietnam along with end-to-end Regulatory support.


Food Supplements Registration in Vietnam - Freyr Expertise

  • Food Product Classification.
  • Vietnam Food Compliance.
  • Vietnam Food License.
  • Formula Review/Ingredients Assessment.
  • Label and Claims Review.
  • Dossier Compilation, Review, and Submission to the Health Authority (HA).
  • Legal Representation (LR) Services.
  • Regulatory Intelligence (RI) Report.
  • Regulatory Strategy/Regulatory Pathway.
  • Import Guidance and Inspection Guidance.
  • Local Language Labeling Support.
  • Translation Support Services.
Freyr Advantages


Food Supplements Registration in Vietnam - Freyr Advantages


Expertise in local language labeling and translation services in Vietnamese.


A qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of foods like health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, Health Functional Foods (HFFs), health functional beverages, Foods for Special Dietary Use (FSDU), etc.


Support in region-specific Regulatory activities.


An extensive network of employees across the globe.


A strong relationship with various HAs.