HCMC plans peak season on food safety

Ho Chi Minh City is determined to crack down transporting, selling and using banned chemicals in husbandry and breeding of fishes.

The municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday launched the peak months named “The year for safe food in agriculture in the city”.

The program lasting from now to February, 2016 aims to tackle transporting, selling and using banned chemicals in husbandry and breeding of fishes.

The city authority strives to decrease pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits, banned chemicals in pork and poultry meat to 30 percent compared to 9 first months.

The city authority will supply customers some stores which sell safe fisheries and agricultural produces.

Before, in a meeting with the municipal People’s Council, Vissan - a leading meat processor, said that it has opened 221 stores selling pork under the Vietnam Good Agricultural Practice (VietGap) standard across the city. Total pork meat supplies to the market every day is 35 tons.

By Cong Phien – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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