HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Hanoi will apply many solutions to improve the efficiency of food safety assurance this year, which enhances trade, connection, and supply chains to serve citizens, according to Tran Thi Phuong Lan, director of Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade.
She made the statement at the opening ceremony of the “Hanoi City Safe Agricultural Products Fair 2023” organised by Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade on Thursday (MAY 18).
The fair will be held from May 18 to May 22 at Roman Square – An Binh City, Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi.
It attracts more than 150 booths of 100 companies from 19 provinces and districts with a variety of agricultural food and OCOP products from different brands.
The fair is organised to introduce and connect production and business models, safe food chains, and local products to urban consumers. It also aims to encourage Vietnamese people to prioritise using Vietnamese goods.
In recent years, the Hanoi’s People’s Committee has directed the task of maintaining food safety, spreading information and training on legal guidelines about safe food manufacturing and business practices.
According to the report of the city’s Department of Industry and Trade, in 2022 and the first four months of 2023, there were 21 training courses, one workshop with about 3,000 participants, and 86,000 publications, leaflets, and banners to promote food safety. Furthermore, they coordinated the broadcasting of four reports and news articles in newspapers, radio stations, and the Department’s web portal.