13:15 | 30/04/2016 Society
(VEN) - Hanoi recently launched a Food Safety Movement until 2020 as part of its annual Food Safety Action Month.
Let’s say no to contaminated food
The Hanoi People’s Committee organized a ceremony to launch the 2016 Food Safety Action Month on April 12. Attendees included Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long and Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee and Head of the Municipal Food Safety Committee Nguyen Van Suu.
At the ceremony, Nguyen Van Suu asked related departments and local agencies to continue to coordinate with the Vietnam Fatherland Front and media to raise the public awareness of food safety, producer responsibilities and consumer rights.
Food safety authorities at all levels will closely monitor food safety implementation and control during the 2016 Food Safety Action Month.
Food safety inspections will be regularly carried out at safe vegetable areas, slaughterhouses and wholesale markets and canteens in schools, colleges and industrial zones and serious violations in farming, processing and trading food and foodstuffs will be dealt with sanctions stipulated by the Food Safety Law and publicized in the media.
The people’s committees of Chuong My, Phu Xuyen, Dong Da and Ung Hoa districts held workshops in response to the Food Safety Movement until 2020 and the 2016 Food Safety Action Month.
The Phu Xuyen District People’s Committee has committed itself to strengthening food safety inspections at local producers, traders, slaughterhouses, import facilities and wholesale markets while promoting food safety awareness in all communes and towns in the district.
The Ung Hoa District People’s Committee has identified food safety implementation as a key task for the year, with a focus on how to prevent the misuse of prohibited substances, banned antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers in farming livestock, crops and seafood. It has also created a food safety forum for reference and implemented the 2016 Food Safety Action Month.
Meanwhile, the Dong Da District People’s Committee has piloted new waste collection and transport models to improve environmental conditions along Ton Duc Thang Street, launched an urban order and civilization movement and been committed to maintaining food safety across the district.