Pandemic under control, Foodtech boosts exports

06:00 | 12/07/2020 Cooperation

(VEN) - Foodtech JSC, a leading canned tuna exporter in Vietnam, has run at full capacity in which physical distancing permits, considering the widespread impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

pandemic under control foodtech boosts exports
Foodtech JSC Director Sitala Srisatitvatana (second from the right) welcomed partners at its booth in 2019 Anuga Exhibition in Germany

The wholly Thai-owned company has been in Vietnam since the early 1990s, obtaining an operating license for 50 years from 1992 to 2042.

The firm focuses on an extensive range of canned tuna and mackerel as its core business. In 2008, the company expanded its operations with a branch in Phu Yen Province, where it mainly makes pre-cooked tuna loin.

The firm can produce 40-70 tonnes of canned tuna and 30-40 tonnes of canned mackerel per day, employing about 1,200 local workers.

pandemic under control foodtech boosts exports
The company’s products comply strictly with HACCP, IFS, and BRC, BSCI, the US’ FDA, EU, HALAL, and OU standards

Foodtech has established a strong supply chain with its own cold storage facilities. It currently exports to many major markets in the world, including Europe, North America, the Middle East, Japan, New Zealand, and some countries in South America, promoting the taste of tuna and mackerel from Vietnam.

The company’s products comply strictly with HACCP, IFS, and BRC, BSCI, the US’ FDA, EU, HALAL, and OU standards.

In 2017, Foodtech was recognized by the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) as one of the top 10 seafood exporters in the country by value.

Mrs. Sitala Srisatitvatana, Director of Foodtech JSC, said that in the first half of this year, despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has been running at maximum capacity in which social distancing allows, having received many orders. She expects the company’s growth to increase year-on-year. “For the whole year, we hope to reach our 5-10 percent growth target,” she added.

“To maintain regular operations during the pandemic, Foodtech implemented many policies to ensure safety for workers, good hygiene, and high-quality products”, she said.

Furthermore, Srisatitvatana noted that Foodtech is an active member of world-class non-governmental institutions like the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, Marine Stewardship Council, Earth Island Institute, and the Dolphin Safety Organization as it exercises its “collaborative responsibilities on environment and commitment to sustainability.”

She said the company will continue to stay in Vietnam as there are many advantages, especially after the EVFTA takes effect.

She also said that to grab opportunities in this challenging time, we need to keep up with constantly changing situations.

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