VOV.VN - The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone. Since the peak of the pandemic, consumers in Vietnam’s cities have changed their buying habits.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has recommended local enterprises to strictly implement regulations on food safety for farming and seafood products exported to China to avoid them getting stuck at border gates.
An event took place in Hanoi on June 9 to help promote the domestic consumption of tra fish products, a major foreign currency earner that has been hit hard by impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
Vietnam and Denmark signed a cooperation agreement and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) related to the Northern European country’s support for Vietnam to promote food safety management, at ceremony in Hanoi on December 3.
The animal husbandry industry has set an average growth target of 4 to 5 percent per year from 2020 to 2025, and 3-4 percent in 2026-2030.
JICA signed a grant agreement with Vietnam on October 17 to provide over 1.2 billion JPY for a project to enhance laboratory capacity of the Reference Testing and Agrifood Quality Consultancy (RETAQ) Centre, helping Vietnam better ensure safety of agricultural and fishery products as food.
The two-way trade between Vietnam and Israel was estimated at 760 million USD in the first three quarters of this year with Vietnam continuing to enjoy a trade surplus of 440 million USD, according to a Vietnamese official.
The Government has urged the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to mobilise resources and engage the whole political system and community to prevent the spread of African swine fever, restructure the animal breeding sector and ensure foodstuff supply for year-end occasion.
Hanoi will conduct checks on the food safety and hygiene of all enterprises and restaurants in the capital city starting July 10, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
The National Action Month on Food Safety will take place from April 15 to May 15 with the theme of “Say no to fake and substandard food and protect customers’ rights”.
Japan has recalled 18,168 chili sauce bottles from Vietnam for violating food safety and food labeling laws.
The pig industry plays an important role in the Asia Pacific, but, like other sectors, is facing challenges such as price volatility, food safety concerns and recently reported outbreaks of African swine fever. Therefore, solutions are needed to promote smallholder pig production in a sustainable way, experts said.
The action month on food safety will take place from April 15 till May 15, focusing on the fight against low-quality and counterfeit food to protect consumers.
Large-scale production areas for key national products will be expanded this year under the country’s action plan to ensure food safety in the agricultural sector, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The market surveillance force has been asked to press on with concrete solutions to improve the fight against smuggling, trade fraud, counterfeits, and food safety violations which are predicted to remain complex issues in the year ahead.
The Vietnam Cooperative Union for Safe Agricultural Consumption (UCA) and Ly Thai To primary school in Hanoi jointly held a Spring fair on January 25 to start the “From farm to school” project that aims to strengthen children’s awareness of food safety.
The Ministry of Health said on December 20 that six inter-sectoral teams will be set up to inspect food safety in 12 provinces and cities in the lead-up to the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival and spring festivals afterwards.
The HCM City Food Safety Management Board has set up 12 inspection teams to ensure food safety and hygiene during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.
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.