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HCM City establishes Department of Food Safety

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on December 30 announced a decision to set up the city’s Department of Food Safety – the first of its kind in Vietnam.

HCM City establishes country's first food safety department

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council has officially approved the establishment of a Department of Food Safety in the city, the first such provincial-level agency in the country.

Hanoi to close fruit shops lacking proper food safety preparations

The capital city of Hanoi encourages the expansion of safe fruit businesses while clamping down on fruit shops that do not comply with food safety protocols, specifically street vendors.

VN to add sanctions, standards to ensure food quality, safety

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan said that sanctions will be imposed to change food safety maintenance in food processing from the encouraging state to compulsory one.

Ministry to scrutinise VietGap certifications after fake labels found on vegetables

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is investigating reports of vegetables sold in supermarkets being marked with fake Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGap) labels.

Vietnamese instant noodles under the microscope in Cambodia

Cambodian authorities will conduct an inspection of instant noodles imported from Vietnam that are alleged to contain banned substances ethylene oxide said to exceed the permit limits set by the EU, according to Vietnam’s Trade Office in Cambodia.

Pesticide, heavy metal residue found in food sold at traditional markets

Nearly 48 percent of vegetable and fruit samples at three wholesale markets in HCM City were found having pesticide and heavy metal residue. Some products even had seven plant protection chemicals.

Holiday shoppers urged to be aware of unsafe food sold online

As the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday is only one month away, the demand for food and drinks for the country’s largest holiday has sharply increased at both physical and online stores.

Consumers warned about unsafe food ahead of Tet

As the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday approaches, food to celebrate the big occasion is in high demand, with homemade food most popular as it reminds people of their family's cooking.

Food safety strictly monitored amid pandemic

Nguyen Duc Le, Deputy Director of the Market Surveillance, under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, talks about Vietnam's strict regulations on food safety in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnam in favourable position in new int’l economic order thanks to EVFTA: expert

Associate Professor, Dr. Chu Hoang Long from the Australian National University (ANU) on May 23 expressed his belief that the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), once effective, will boost two-way trade thanks to eased tax barriers.

Virus rouses food safety awareness in Vietnam

Supermarkets and retailers in Vietnam are making bank from the public rushing to stock up on indispensable food supplies, which could ultimately push forward an increase in awareness of food handling and safety.

U.S. to re-evaluate food safety for Vietnamese tra fish next month

The US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is expected to send a working team to Vietnam to evaluate the country's food safety control system for tra fish for the second time, from March 2 to 13.

Construction of four industrial slaughterhouses delayed

Four out of six projects to build modern industrial slaughterhouses in HCM City have been delayed due to sluggish administrative procedures and lack of approval for building permits.

Vietnam ranks fourth in Southeast Asia in food security

Vietnam was ranked fourth in Southeast Asia and 54th in the world on the Economist Intelligence Unit food security index.

Sustainability, food safety management vital for Vietnam: AmCham

As Vietnam’s population continues to grow, coupled with increasing incomes and the rising demand for new food and beverage markets, issues related to sustainability and food safety management standards have become crucially important.

Vietnam's husbandry industry drives to industrialisation

The animal husbandry industry has set an average growth target of 4 to 5 percent per year from 2020 to 2025, and 3-4 percent in 2026-2030.

Japan helps Vietnam improve control of food safety

JICA signed a grant agreement with Vietnam on October 17 to provide over 1.2 billion JPY for a project to enhance laboratory capacity of the Reference Testing and Agrifood Quality Consultancy (RETAQ) Centre.

Use of benzoic acid in chili sauces safe, despite Japan's recall: VN Food Administration

The fact that Japan forbids the use of benzoic acid as a preservative in chilli sauce while Viet Nam allows it does not indicate the country’s slack food safety standards, Viet Nam’s food administration said.


Hanoi should move towards self-sufficiency in food

 VietNamNet Bridge – Architect Hoang Thuc Hao talks to Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper on how to apply high-tech agriculture in high rises in Hanoi.