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Vietnam, RoK enhance cooperation in improving public health

Vietnam, RoK enhance cooperation in improving public health

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of the Republic of Korea (RoK) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in food safety, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical equipment.

Deputy PM urges high-tech for better food safety

Deputy PM urges high-tech for better food safety

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged Ho Chi Minh City to boost the application of high technology in tracing the origins of food products as a way to gradually change the habits of production and consumption to improve awareness of food safety.

MoIT continues to streamline business procedures

MoIT continues to streamline business procedures

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has signed Decision No.1408/QD-BCT approving plans to streamline 54 administrative procedures and conditional business lines this year.

Vietnam wants World Bank’s support in food safety

Vietnam wants World Bank’s support in food safety

Vietnam pledges coordination with and hopes to receive further support from the World Bank (WB) and other partners to improve food hygiene and safety, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at an online conference held in Hanoi on April 18.

Domestic firms advised to satisfy food safety requirements

Domestic firms advised to satisfy food safety requirements

Vietnamese enterprises should strive to meet strict food safety requirements from importing countries, especially choosy markets like the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the European Union (EU), participants said at an international seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 3.

Exporters urged to meet strict food safety standards

Exporters urged to meet strict food safety standards

Vietnamese enterprises should strive to meet strict new food safety requirements from importing countries, especially choosy markets like the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the EU, speakers said at an international seminar held on April 3 in HCM City.

Vietnamese firms push food safety

Vietnamese firms push food safety

More and more livestock farming companies are adopting VietGap and Global Gap standards to improve their efficiency as well as ensure food safety, according to global quality certification agency Bureau Veritas.

Hanoi ups specialised inspections on food safety

Hanoi ups specialised inspections on food safety

Testing chemical residues in vegetables, fruit and other foodstuff sold at wet markets, supermarkets and restaurants will be enhanced in Hanoi this year as part of the city’s efforts to stop unsafe food being consumed, said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Tran Van Chung.

HCM City, Ireland cooperate in food processing

HCM City, Ireland cooperate in food processing

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has called on Ireland to exchange experience and transfer technology in food safety and hygiene management in the processing industry.

Inspectors concentrate on food additives

Inspectors concentrate on food additives

Producers and businesses are only allowed to use food additives permitted by the Ministry of Health to ensure products have no negative impacts on users’ health.

HCM City to ensure food safety at traditional markets

HCM City to ensure food safety at traditional markets

Researchers at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) have recommended improvements in slaughtering and hygiene to limit cross-contamination with non-typhoidal salmonella, particularly in poultry wet markets in HCM City.

HCM City helps firms enhance food safety

HCM City helps firms enhance food safety

The Food Safety Management Board of Ho Chi Minh City will accompany local firms to complete procedures and standards on food safety under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the board and the Food and Foodstuff Association of Ho Chi Minh City (FFA) on January 25.

HCM City pilots 2 safe food markets

HCM City pilots 2 safe food markets

The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a pilot programme to sell safe food at two traditional markets -- Ben Thanh Market and the Hoc Mon Wholesale Market in the district of the same name.

HCM City sets up groups to inspect food safety

HCM City sets up groups to inspect food safety

The Food Safety Management Board of Ho Chi Minh City has established 12 groups to inspect food safety during the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival 2018 across the city.