Food and Food Supplements Regulatory Services in Vietnam

Food and Food Supplements
Regulatory Services in Vietnam


Food products in Vietnam are mainly regulated and managed by 3 different ministries, the 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 on implementing provisions of the Laws of Food Safety (LoFS). Health supplement may be in the form of soft gels, pellets, tablets, granules, powder, liquid and other dosage form divided into smaller doses.

Increased import of health supplements, infant products and probiotic supplements suggest surge in demand for food products in Vietnam. As per Vietnam food regulation, manufacturers or enterprises that produce or trade in goods, including foods, are required to submit announcements of specifications or food safety regulations conformity and compliance to Vietnam Food Administration (an agency of the MOH) or Department of Health (DOH). All imported food is subject to inspection as it is only allowed customs clearance once the inspection results show that the imported food meets relevant import requirements. The LoFS outlines three categories of food inspection: 1) common inspection; 2) tightened inspection; and 3) simplified inspection.

Understanding Vietnam food regulation and related laws concerning food can be a challenge. Freyr as a proven Regulatory partner, assists market enthusiasts with end-to-end Regulatory support.


Freyr Expertise

  • Product Classification
  • Vietnam Food Registration
  • Vietnam Food Compliance
  • Vietnam Food License
  • Formula Review/Ingredients Assessment
  • Label and Claims review
  • Dossier Compilation, Review and Submission to Health Authority
  • Legal Representation
  • Regulatory Intelligence Report
  • Regulatory strategy/ Regulatory pathway
  • Import guidance and inspection guidance
  • Local Language Labelling Support
  • Translation Support
Freyr Advantages


Freyr Advantages


Expertise in local language labeling and translation services in Vietnamese


Qualified team of experts with hands-on experience across all categories of foods like health supplements, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, health functional foods, health functional beverages, foods for special dietary use, etc.


Support for region-specific Regulatory activities


Extensive partner network across the globe


Strong relationship with different Health Authorities (Vietnam MOH)