Locals in HCMC can track origin of veggies from smart phone apps

Since January 18, traceable vegetables, produce whose origin and grower’s information can be tracked by consumers via smart phone apps, said the representative from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Ho Chi Minh City at a press brief held two days ago.

Customers can use smart phone apps to trace the origin of veggies (Photo: SGGP)

The program aims to meet local demand to have clean and fresh green produce for Tet celebrations.
18 kinds of vegetables such as cabbages, cucurbit, cucumber, bitter melon... of two cooperatives Phu Loc in Cu Chi District and Phu An in BInh Chanh District will be sold in supermarkets Co.opmart, Aeon, Big C.

These agricultural products will have bar codes on packaging or alongside products to offer consumers easy access to more detailed product information by using smart phone apps.

The new program to trace back agricultural products’ origin is the result of cooperation between the Department od Agriculture and Rural Development with Hi-Tech Agriculture Club.

At first only two above-mentioned coperatives provide products to the program, the Department will invite more eight cooperatives to partake in the program.

Before the city sector has implemented the tracing of pork origin by using smart phone apps and traceability systems TE-FOOD which is used to track and record data.

By Cong Phien – translated by Uyen Phuong

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