The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has called for a police probe into the trade and use of the banned substances to save honest breeders from losses after many pork samples were found containing lean-meat agents.
“Mam Ngu Qua” (five-fruit tray) on the ancestral altar during the traditional Lunar New Year Festival shows the family’s gratitude to the Heaven, the Earth and the ancestors, as well as their wish for prosperity.
Vietnam’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has prompted tough competition in the domestic meat market.
The blue-ear pig epidemic has broken out again, threatening animal husbandry in Long An, Tien Giang, Tay Ninh, Soc Trang, and Quang Nam provinces, said the Animal Health Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
A large volume of pork has been imported into Vietnam since blue-ear pig disease hit the country and is threatening the production of domestically reared pork.