Action month tightens food safety

(VOVworld)-An action month on food safety was launched on Saturday across Vietnam, focusing on controling chemical substances and industrial alcohol in liquor production, banned substances in breeding, and plant protection substances in vegetables and fruits. HCM city has established an interdisciplinary working group, which will inspect food production, processing and trading facilities. Priority will be given to strengthening the control of alcohol’s origin as well as wine using industrial alcohol. All violations will be strictly handled, stressed Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu.

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The launch of the action month for food safety in Da Nang on April 15, 2017 (Photo: VNA)

At a launch ceremony for the action month, the Da Nang city People’s Committee called on all sectors, organizations and localities to coordinate closely in popularizing knowledge and law on food safety among the public, while implementing measures to prevent food and alcohol poisoning. According to the municipal Department for Industry and Trade, the city currently has 300 small-scale wine producing facilities but only few of them have been licenced. The department added that the majority of the facilities use backward equipment and technology, failing to meet food safety standards. During the month, six inspection teams will be set up to check food safety in 12 provinces and cities.