HCMC holds monthly meeting on food safety

People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh city will organize the monthly meeting with 24 districts on food safety in order to ensure the food safety for the community.
 

Supervisors pay visits to Ben Thanh Market (Photo: SGGP)

Supervisors pay visits to Ben Thanh Market (Photo: SGGP)

The meeting aims to review tasks which are carried out and to resolve difficulties in handling food safety, increasing supervisions and impose strict penalties on violations.
Moreover, a drill of how to treat and carry out poisoning cases involved in many people will be held, promote information of safe products in the chains as well as help customers to distinguish unsafe food.
Additionally, authorities guide businesses and farms use good agricultural practice  and Good manufacturing practices (GMP) to satisfy contractual requirements with retail and food service buyers.
Besides, authorities encourage farms not to use banned fertilizers, preservatives and partake in the safe food supply chain. Furthermore, the authorities crack down smuggling and sales of banned chemicals, pesticides, and animal drugs.
The city will expand the farms which adopt ( Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices) or other standards like GlobalGAP, set up safe food chain from production to consumption and continue control of traceable vegetables and meat.

By THANH AN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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