|Do you buy meat at traditional markets?— Photo dantri
Health authorities in Ha Noi are faced with the problem of trying to prevent modern, hygienic abattoirs worth millions of dollars from closing down.
However, they are finding the task difficult as the new abattoirs cannot compete with the more than 2,000 small slaughter houses in homes and streets, which ignore the rules of hygiene and quarantine.
These small enterprises provide thousands of tonnes of poultry and cattle meat for traditional markets every day, to the despair of health authorities.
Do you buy meat at traditional markets? Do you trust the quality of the food sold at these stalls? How do you think authorities should deal with hygiene at these places?
Have you witnessed traditional slaughtering in Viet Nam? Should traditional abattoirs be improved or should they be closed down all?
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