Food safety for public health

(VOVworld) – Ensuring food safety is the responsibility of every consumer and producer in a continuous food chain from farms to dining tables, said World Health Organization (WHO) at a Tuesday ceremony in Hanoi to mark World Health Day 2015 under the theme “Food Safety”.

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Head of the Preventive Health Department Nguyen Thanh Phong addresses the ceremony on April 7th, 2015 in Hanoi

Food producers, processors, and traders in Vietnam are responsible for the safety of their products, while consumers should abide by preventive measures and follow good practice to ensure food safety. Head of the Ministry of Health’s Preventive Health Department Nguyen Thanh Phong spoke at the event: "Vietnam has selected the theme of safe production, trading, and the consumption of vegetables and meat because these are two of the main ingredients of Vietnamese people’s meals. Food safety and hygiene is of global concern. World Health Day activities are aimed at improving public awareness of the issue, including among leaders and managers."