11:25 | 06/01/2016 Economy- Society
A public campaign on agricultural products safety in preparation for the upcoming Tet holiday, which falls on February 8, is underway across the country.
A market watch official checks food at Big C Supermarket in Nam Dinh city, the northern province of Nam Dinh (Photo: VNA)
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development campaign began last November, aimed at providing safe agricultural products for consumers and raising awareness of food safety and hygiene.
The ministry in co-ordination with the Quality Management Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Aquatic Products has published a series of media products including video clips and leaflets that helped consumers realise the effects of unsafe food use and instructing farmers to use insecticides and veterinary drugs in their recommended dosages.
The campaign has been focused in Vietnam's major cities and provinces which are big suppliers of agricultural products.
Hanoi Police's Department of Environmental Crimes Prevention in co-ordination with city authorities discovered 436 food-safety related-cases last December./.