Food safety requested during Tet festival

(VOVWORLD) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has requested the ministries of health, agriculture and rural development, industry and trade and People's Committees of provinces and cities work to ensure food safety during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

Food safety requested during Tet festival - ảnh 1Officers of HCM City's food safety management board inspect invoices of a store in a traditional market in District 4. (Photo: VNA)

He also requested that they focus on directing the management and ensuring food safety to ensure all food for domestic consumption reaches the same standard as exported goods.

Traceability of basic food products on the market is also required, while prestigious products must have geographical indications and be protected in accordance with the law.

The ministries need to set up plans, roadmaps and measures to direct the application of food standards for domestic consumption and traceability. 

The Ministry of Science and Technology was asked to work with ministries and People's Committees to develop a mechanism and support programmes to protect reputable and quality goods on domestic and international markets.

The Ministry of Health will work with the ministries of agriculture and rural development and industry and trade to put the food safety information system into operation.

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