Vietnam launches 2022 Action Month for Food Safety

VIETNAM – The Food Safety Management Board of Ho Chi Minh City has launched the Action Month for Food Safety in 2022 with the theme ‘Continuing to improve the roles and responsibilities of producers, traders, and consumers in consuming agricultural products’. The action month takes place from April 15 to May 15 to reinforce information and communication on food safety-related…

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Vietnam’s giant noodle makers Acecook, Thien Huong face products recall

VIETNAM – The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has recalled some batches of Vietnam’s leading noodle maker, Acecook’s Hao Hao and ‘Good’ branded noodles owing to the presence of ethylene oxide, an illegal pesticide. Ethylene oxide is a chemical used as a pesticide or sterilizing agent, and classified as a mutagen, carcinogen and reproductive toxicant by the European Chemicals Agency…

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Vietnam in race to improve quality of farm produce to meet export market standards

VIETNAM – The central province of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam is implementing measures to improve the quality of its farm produce to meet requirements of export markets, thus tapping advantages from free trade agreements (FTA) that Vietnam has signed. Local exporters have pointed out that agricultural production regions in Thanh Hoa have been small in scale with unequal quality of…

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