09:08 | 20/07/2016 Society
Politburo member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan presided over a conference with leaders of ministries, agencies, and socio-political organisations to implement a co-ordination plan on monitoring and ensuring food safety in 2016.
VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the conference (Photo: vietnamnet)
The monitoring of the law on food safety will be implemented in Q3 and Q4 of 2016 in some provinces and cities.
Speaking at the conference, VFF President Nhan underlined the need to identify the responsibilities of agencies concerned with food safety management, especially the role played by their chiefs.
Ensuring food hygiene is the responsibility of the Party, State and all-level authorities, as well as the entire population, who should have a higher awareness of this issue to bring violations to light, he noted.
Delegates at the conference also underscored the need to clarify the tasks of ministries, agencies and localities regarding food safety and proposed setting up connection models between producers, farmers and businesses to facilitate inspections.
They suggested spreading good cultivation role models and increasing co-ordination between enterprises and farmers as well as among enterprises themselves, noting that stricter control over the use of plant protection chemicals should receive more attention, while use of advanced technology to reduce the need for those substances should be promoted./.