HCM City sets up groups to inspect food safety

Bui ThiThuc Anh, director of the VCCI Exhibition Service Company told media onSept. 13 that the exhibition aimed to help Vietnamese businessesdiscover the latest products, equipment, services, and solutions in thefood and food services industry. It would also be a good place for both Vietnamese and international businesses to seek business opportunities, she added. Almost three-quarters of the 360 exhibitors will be from foreigncountries, including Australia , Cambodia , the US , China , France, Germany , India , Japan , the Republic of Korea , Singapore ,New Zealand , Thailand , Turkey and the Philippines . Beverages, wine, spirits…... [read more]

HCM CITY — The HCM City circus group will perform in the country's northern provinces from next Friday to September 2. They will perform in Bac Ninh, Ha Nam,Thai Nguyen, and Hai Phong provinces before going to Ha Noi next Thursday. During the tour, they will perform well-known acts that have won prestigious prizes in international circus festivals. Moreover, northern provinces' audiences will be treated to skilled prestidigitation acts being performed for the first time during a circus show in Viet Nam. — VNS... [read more]

HCM CITY — HCM City authorities have announced plans to revamp 159 streets to create space for street food vendors there following a successful three-month trial of street vendor “markets” on Nguyễn Văn Chiêm Street and Bách Tùng Diệp Park in District 1. The chairman of the District 1 People’s Committee, Trần Thế Thuận, has carried out a tour of his district to set up more food streets. Besides, seven out of the district’s 10 wards have submitted plans for creating food streets and are awaiting approval for launch this month, while the other three are now scouting for locations,…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City has improved environmental protection by completing a legal framework for the purpose and, in recent times, refusing licences for polluting plants and generally tightening environment management and oversight, and improving management of rivers and canals.A resident of HCM City’s Binh Tan district collects rubbish from Lien Phuong canal (Source: VNA) The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has held a series of workshops on environment management, penalised environmental violators, especially those dumping untreated waste directly into water bodies.The city has 15 industrial and processing parks, all with wastewater treatment systems, which treat around 44,300 cubic metres…... [read more]

The 15th Vietnam International Trade Fair will be held from December 6 to 9 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre in HCM City’s District 7.Vietnam Expo will have on display electronic devices and products, technology devices and equipment, tools and hand tools, construction materials, household products, consumer goods, food and beverages, and cosmetics.There will be 800 booths set up by 750 companies from 16 countries and territories such as India, Taiwan, Germany and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the US, and China.This year there will be more than 140 Korean businesses bringing popular products and services such as household electronics…... [read more]

Seven among ten wards of district 1 put forward measures to open food streets on the sidewalks by hour in the areas. With the proposal, Chairman of the People’s Committee of district 1 Mr. Tran The Thuan surveyed pavements of Nguyen Thi Nghia street (Ben Thanh ward) and Nguyen Thai Hoc street in front of Ernst Thälmann High school (Pham Ngu Lao ward) this morning.   The sidewalks are extensive with 8- 10 meters long which are convenient for the proposal. Chairman Tran The Thuan said that the district agreed to the suggestion of Pham Ngu Lao ward in using a part of…... [read more]

An event, entitled “Taste of the World Festival”, will begin with a parade through Do Quang Dau, Pham Ngu Lao, and Le Lai streets, HCM City at 6.30pm, December 3. Other activities will be held at the September 23rd Park from December 3 to 6, with the participation of nearly 20 countries.   As many as 24 international cuisines from Vietnam, Brazil, Germany, Korea, Italy, the US, Russia, Japan, France and other countries will be aiming to tickle the taste buds.   Besides food, the festival will feature performances by local and international rock and folk musicians.   Visitors can…... [read more]

The cabinet leader asked traders to ensure the safe materials and cooking process and abide by regulations on food safety. He urged local authorities to regularly inspect food suppliers, producers and traders aiming to raise public awareness about the need to ensure food hygiene and safety.According to the municipal leaders, HCM City has paid heed to ensuring food safety, with the development of clean and safe food production models, the formation of safe food supply chains and the application of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and a HACCP -based food safety management system. However, the city’s agricultural output only meets 20 to 30%…... [read more]

Vice Chairwoman of HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thi Hong and city officials inspect a vegetable stand at the Hoc Mon agriculture market. The city's Food Safety and Hygiene Division estimated that 80 per cent of the city's food supply was brought in from outside, making it difficult to confirm the origin of particular foods. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu HCM CITY (VNS) — Most people in HCM City were worried about food safety, Doan Thi Thanh Xuan, chairwoman of the Ex-Youth Volunteers Association, told a workshop on food safety and hygiene in the city yesterday.District and commune authorities should…... [read more]

Vietnam is now looking into food safety at a PepsiCo joint venture following recent inspections that led to fines on the Vietnam-based subsidiaries of U.S. Coca-Cola and Philippine URC.The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced a decision to conduct a 45-day inspection on food safety beginning September 6 at Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage Company (SPVB), a fully foreign owned joint venture in Vietnam between U.S. PepsiCo Inc. and Japan’s Suntory Holdings Limited, VietnamPlus reported late Wednesday, quoting the ministry’s inspectorate chief Dang Van Chinh.The inspectors will look into the firm’s relevant operations from January 1, 2015 to present and previous…... [read more]