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City's AnnouncementMonday, 07/16/2007, 02:16

City tightens management of food safety and hygiene

The HCM City People’s Committee has ordered competent State agencies and local authorities to focus on implementing a number of urgent measures to ensure food safety and hygiene in the city
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City tightens management of food safety and hygiene

 

The HCM City People�s Committee has ordered competent State agencies and local authorities to focus on implementing a number of urgent measures to ensure food safety and hygiene in the city.

 

The first measure is to strengthen information on qualified and unqualified food processors and products to raise public awareness on food safety and hygiene.

 

Second is to increase the training of food safety and hygiene for civil servants; improve the efficiency of the State management system on food safety and hygiene, especiallly the inspectorate; and regularly open training courses on food safety and hygiene for small-sized food processors.

 

The departments of Health, and Science and Technology will prepare the plan to form a high-quality analysis center of the city, increase the role of the medical testing center, encourage the establishment of private modern food testing units and develop a strong food testing system to meet the State management in this field.

 

Fourth is to strongly supervise the abidance of the Health Ministry�s regulations on the manufacturing, processing and trading of food, especially in producing vegetables and fruit, raising poultry and cattle slaughtering, and fisheries; tigthen the trading of food additives and chemicals; re-arrange the food area at markets; and regularly test food processing at plants inside industrial parks and processing zones, at schools, markets, supermarkets, tourism sites, hotels, restaurants and other facilities.

 

Next is to impose strict sanctions on violators and define the responsbilities of leaders in case of food poisoning.

 

Another measure is to increase investment, human resources and equipment to meet the city�s basic demand on controling food safety and hygiene.

 

(HCM City, July 16, 2007)


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