Vietnam qualified to export catfish to the US

Vietnam qualified to export catfish to the US

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the US Department of Agriculture recently proposed that Vietnam would be eligible to export catfish and other fish products to the US market, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Containers of food are placed in toilet (photo: SGGP)

Food safety violators to be fined $4,298

As per the government’s decree No. 115/2018 on food safety regulations, an individual violator could receive a fine of VND100 million ($4,298) while an organization will face VND200 million penalty.

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Vietnam, RoK enhance cooperation in improving public health

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of the Republic of Korea (RoK) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in food safety, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical equipment.
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam (second right) is examining food safety at a workers' canteen in the Tan Thuan Processing Zone in HCM City’s District 7 (Photo: VNA)

Deputy PM urges high-tech for better food safety

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged Ho Chi Minh City to boost the application of high technology in tracing the origins of food products as a way to gradually change the habits of production and consumption to improve awareness of food safety.
Pham Khanh Phong Lan, head of the HCM City Food Safety Management Board, urges food manufacturers to be more responsible for food safety. (Photo:

HCM City to tighten food safety management

Ho Chi Minh City’s Food Safety Management Board (FSMB) will step up inspections to ensure food safety, said head of FSMB Pham Khanh Phong Lan.
A pork stall at a market in HCM City. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City to ensure food safety at traditional markets

Researchers at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) have recommended improvements in slaughtering and hygiene to limit cross-contamination with non-typhoidal salmonella, particularly in poultry wet markets in HCM City.