|Veterinary doctors vaccinate poultry against bird flu. Ha Noi authorities have been taking drastic measures to ensure food safety and prevent the outbreak of bird flu since the beginning of this year — Photo megafun.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi authorities have been taking drastic measures to ensure food safety and prevent the outbreak of bird flu since the beginning of this year, an official said.
Doan Hong Phong, deputy head of Ha Noi's department of animal health, said the department would intensify inspections on the use of chemicals, and the quarantine, trading and transportation of animals in the city.
It will also focus on the cleaning and sterilisation of breeding farms, markets, slaughter houses and transport vehicles, besides poultry products.
The department was expected to launch five campaigns this year on sanitation and sterilisation of breeding farms, slaughter houses, processing units and disease outbreaks in the past, he said.
The disease prevention plan will be boosted by strengthening the supervision of diseases at local units and increasing the vaccinations of cattle and poultry.
The department will co-ordinate with local authorities to tighten hygiene control in the city's high-risk areas and to strictly deal with violations.
Ha Noi has the largest number of cattle and poultry in the country, amounting to 1.6 million pigs, 26.7 million poultry and 170,000 buffaloes and cows. — VNS