VOV.VN - A national online conference on food safety was held in Hanoi on January 11 with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairing the event.
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) has issued national standards on chilled meat and technical requirements to meet expectations of markets at home and abroad.
VOV.VN - Although they are old, a group of volunteers in Soc Trang province provides hundreds of meals to poor patients every day. This has eased the financial burden on the families of long-term patients.
An increasing number of consumers are buying fresh food online, according to the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to impose a ban on the sale of all types of soft drinks at schools across the country.
VOV.VN - Vietnam is the world’s seventh largest producer of tea, and the fifth biggest exporter. 124,000 hectares are cultivated, harvested and the crops send to 500 processing facilities throughout the country eventually producing 500,000 tons of dried tea each year.
The central city of Da Nang has basically completed logistics preparations for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and related meetings slated for November, according to the municipal Department of External Affairs.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan told a ministry meeting in Hanoi on September 6 that the sector could achieve this year’s 3.5% growth target, set the Prime Minister.
Local enterprises are spending around 28.6 million working days valued at VND14.3 trillion (US$636 million) a year to complete administrative procedures for special inspections on imported and exported goods.
Despite a government order dictating that authorities only inspect businesses once a year, enterprises in Vietnam are facing repeated inspections that do more harm than good to their business.
Vietnam has so far recorded no infections of human A/H7N9 avian flu, however, the country is promoting efforts to prevent the entry of virus, which caused a new outbreak in neighbouring China.
Vietnam’s agricultural sector plans to conduct surprise inspections of agricultural materials trade, food hygiene and discharge of wastewater into irrigation facilities.
Ho Chi Minh City-based MM Mega Market Vietnam (formerly Metro Cash & Carry Vietnam) has launched its QR code plastering application for product information coding to help the customers seek traceability of food products via their smartphones.
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)'s Hanoi chapter Vu Hong Khanh paid a working visit to New Zealand from August 29 – September 2.
A delegation of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education paid a working visit to the UK from August 14-18 to learn about the country’s policies regarding food hygiene, education accreditation, research and market.
Supervision of imported food products sold at duty-free shops might no longer be needed and firms will assume full responsibility for product quality and safety, according to a Government draft decree on duty-free business issued for public comment.
Catfish breeders, processors and exporters in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are under pressure to meet the stricter standards on food hygiene and safety under new US regulations.
Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has ordered the establishment of five inter-sector inspection teams on food safety and hygiene.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked for tighter management of fishery products amid warnings by major import markets on food hygiene and safety standards of aquatic products.
A lack of a supply chain has caused problems for shrimp breeders in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.