Vietnam’s Ho chi minh city sensitizes stakeholders on traceability systems

VIETNAM – Ho chi minh city’s Science and Technology Department has cooperated with the National Center for Codes and Barcodes (NBC), to introduce common requirements for traceability systems in compliance with Standard 12850:2019. The Standard 12850:2019 details requirements on traceability, steps to develop traceability systems for products, data types and applications to use in this task. The Department and NBC…

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Vietnam researchers discover high levels of antimicrobial resistant Salmonella in pork

VIETNAM – Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England who were researching on antibiotic resistance in Salmonella strains isolated from pork meat at food retail outlets, have highlighted high levels of drug resistant Salmonella in pork in Vietnam. They studied multi-drug resistance — when a strain shows resistance to different antimicrobials and looked for the…

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Vietnam’s HCM City to reinforce food safety inspections

VIETNAM – In a bid to strengthen food safety, Ho Chi Minh City’s (HCM’s City) Food Safety and Hygiene Management Board will closely monitor foods sold by retailers to ensure customers buy products with clear origin. City authorities are also urging consumers to buy products with clear labels on origin. The board, the city Department of Industry and Trade, and…

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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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