Food safety certificate granting via internet opens

The Ministry of Health yesterday in Hanoi officially launched two public online services on food safety and hygiene.

The first service is to receive document from businesses asking for food safety approval and the second is to grant certificate to these certified restaurants.

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that the application of online service is one of policies that the ministry is determined to follow in a bid to strengthen administrative reform as per the government’s guideline.

The online service facilitated businesses in carrying out public services and save businesses’ money, time and efforts as well as ensure transparency to avoid corruption. In 2015, the Ministry will continue implementing the application of IT in other fields including pharmaceutical management, medical equipment and treatment procedures.

According to Food Administration of Vietnam, a part of the Ministry of Health, after four month implementation of online public service of granting certificates of food advertisement, the administration has granted nearly 600 certificates via the web. Online certificate granting provinces not only bring benefit to business but also facilitate the management and searching for document.

By Khanh Nguyen – Translated by Anh Quan

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