Nearly 100 products from 76 Vietnamese food businesses received the golden brand title at a ceremony held in Hanoi on April 23.
This is the first national award dedicated to the food sector, jointly organised by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
On this occasion, 24 entrepreneurs were also awarded with the title “For the Quality of Life”.
Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that the award aims to make businesses and entrepreneurs fully conscious of their responsibility for the country’s socio-economic development during the international integration process, and encourage them to upgrade their technology and improve production management to make higher quality products.
It also reflected the country’s determination to prevent counterfeit goods and trade fraud to protect public health, he said.
The Deputy PM also affirmed the Government’s willingness to create favourable conditions for enterprises to grow strongly and sustainably.
Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that the award is in response to the Party Central Committee Secretariat’s decree on intensifying Party leadership over food safety.
The ministry also considers it a move to help the sector develop stably and earn consumer confidence in food quality and safety, she added.