Increasing demand for safe and traceable foods is throwing up plenty of opportunities for food producers, the 7th IFC International Food Safety Forum heard in HCM City on November 28.
Vietnamese consumers are becoming more concerned about the food they eat and have pressing needs for safe food, heard a forum in Ho Chi Minh City.
As food safety has reached the headlines in recent years, science communications has played an increasing role in helping consumers make their proper choices, said Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA) Ho Quang Loi.
Dutch food experts shared their experience in building and managing food safety system at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.
To tackle rampant food safety issues in Vietnam, a national information database with real-time updates will be set up, according to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
Street food vendors will be fined million Vietnam dong if they fall foul of the present regulation taking effect on October 20.
The Middle East and Africa are promising markets for Vietnamese exports, heard at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27.
Applying modern processing and preserving technologies for produce after harvesting is crucial to ensure food safety and raise the value of agricultural products, experts said during a conference on food processing and preserving held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 20.
Representatives of Russia’s Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) handed over a mobile lab to Major General Nguyen Hong Du, Director of the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre on September 11 on the sidelines of the fourth Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requires ministries, sectors and localities to reform their institutions, simplify administrative procedures, cut costs and remove barriers to export.
Vietnam’s vegetable and fruit exports in August this year is estimated at US$346 million, pushing the total revenue in the first eight months of this year to US$2.7 billion, up 14.1% over the same period last year.
Though Vietnam is strong in producing and exporting agricultural products, it is facing a range of challenges and barriers in Europe due to new stringent food safety regulations.
Food safety is still a major concern at public canteens in Hanoi, especially at factory cafeterias in industrial zones, according to officials.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a workshop in Hanoi on August 10 between heads of Vietnamese representative agencies in nearly 100 countries and territories and businesspeople, within the framework of the 30th Diplomatic Conference.
Technological application and improved management are necessary to ensure high economic efficiency and sustainable development of agriculture amidst widespread global integration and changing climate.
The prevention of food poisoning and food-borne diseases have been improved drastically and showed positive results based on the decrease on food poisoning cases in the first six months of this year, a conference heard on July 20.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will help Vietnamese smallholders farmers improve the safety of their products like poultry, fruits and vegetables in a new project.
With a market of 93 million people, Vietnam has seen rapidly growing consumer demand for food and beverage (F&B) products, offering great opportunities for the sector to expand, experts have said.
VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City’s Customs Department is speeding up administrative reforms and tightening working rules to reduce by half the time needed for customs clearance this year.
Vietnam is expected to export US$900 million worth of beverages by 2025, as heard at a workshop hosted by the Vietnam Beverage Association (VBA) in Ho Chi Minh City on May 18.