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VWU launches contest to promote food safety, hygiene

Update: May, 29/2018 - 07:00
Safety first: A safe food fair organised in the framework of the campaign on promoting the production and trade of safe food and agricultural products. — Photo courtesy of the VWU
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A national competition to create photos, writing, videos and screenplays to raise awareness of food safety and hygiene has kicked off.

The competition is open for Vietnamese people at home and abroad as well as foreigners living in Việt Nam.

The contest was organised by Việt Nam Women’s Union (VWU). Entrants can send their work to the organising board from now to July 26.

Nguyễn Thị Tuyết, vice chairwoman of the VWU, said the contest looks for ideas to communicate food safety and hygiene to the public. She expects that the contest will help people produce and sell safe food, and instruct consumers to identify safe and unsafe food.

It’s a part of a campaign on promoting the production and trade of safe food and agricultural products, which was held in Hà Nội on Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam attended the event and stressed that the Government appreciates co-ordination in ensuring food hygiene and safety.

He noted with pleasure that over the past two years, co-ordination among the Government, ministries, sectors, localities and social organisations has brought positive developments for food safety.

He stressed that in addition to strengthening State management of food safety, it is necessary to raise public awareness and knowledge regarding the harms of unsafe food, which threaten people’s health.

With improved knowledge, customers can distinguish between safe and unsafe food while producers can apply and develop safe production chain models and food supply chains, he explained.

Every producer and business must be made aware of their legal and ethical responsibilities in ensuring food safety, he said. He also asked for the strict inspection and handling of violations in cases related to food safety. — VNS

Hands in for hygiene: Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam (third from right) and delegates started the campaign on promoting the production and trade of safe food and agricultural products. — Photo courtesy of the VWU

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