In its report of food safety inspection in the third quarter, People’s Committee in the central province of Quang Ngai collected VND109 million ($4,672) fines through inspecting food businesses in the province.
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).
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 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.
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.