(VOV) - Vietstock 2012 Expo and Conference, co-organized by the Department of Livestock Production and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), was opened in Ho Chi Minh City on October 10.
More than 500kgs of stale buffalo and bull hooves were seized in the central province of Ha Tinh on May 27, according to local police.
“Green Environment and food safety” was the theme of a seminar in Hanoi on September 24. The event aimed to urge producers to pay more attention to the environment factor in their production process.
A nationwide food hygiene check will be carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to prepare for the new Food Hygiene Law, which will come into effect on July 1.
There were 159 food poisoning cases nationwide in 2009 with the total number of victims estimated at 5,200, including 42 fatalities, said the Food Safety and Hygiene Department (DFSH).
The People’s Committees of provincial and centrally-run cities have introduced a series of measures to ensure food hygiene and safety during the forthcoming lunar New Year Festival (Tet).
Hanoi authorities are working on a zoning plan for safe vegetable production.