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 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.
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 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.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Food Safety Management Board (FSMB) will step up inspections to ensure food safety, said head of FSMB Pham Khanh Phong Lan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Japanese food importer in Vietnam has called for improvements to the current procedures for sampling imports, which places a burden on companies with a clean record.
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.
Food enterprises can now declare their products safe and hygienic, without having to apply for any official certification.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries to review legal documents on food safety and clarify prohibitions and impose tougher sanctions for violations.
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.
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.
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.
The central province of Thua Thien – Hue plans to spend nearly VND1.79 trillion (US$78.5 million) on its new rural area development scheme in 2018.
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.
Unsafe food is still widespread in the domestic market, causing concern among consumers, according to experts.
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.