|Customers buy fish in Thừa Thiên Huế Province. The MoIT would support the province to sell seafood in storage. - Photo cand.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will connect local distributors, dealers and retailers throughout the nation to assure they provide safe seafood from central Thừa Thiên Huế Province.
The ministry said it would take these steps, after inspecting the quality, as well as hygiene and safety for 490 tonnes of sea fish caught offshore of Thừa Thiên Huế and stored at four enterprises in the province.
Earlier, the enterprises had proposed that the state offices provide support for them in monitoring the seafood inventory, including providing connections between seafood suppliers to domestic and foreign markets, and financial assistance for the province in trade promotion activities related to storage and consumption of seafood.
To ensure the safety of the inventory, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has required the provincial Health Department to soon announce the results of the quality, hygiene and safety of seafood inventories.
Then, the ministry would connect with distributors, dealers and retailers nationwide to sell safe seafood stored in Thừa Thiên Huế.
For seafood not meeting safe standards, the ministry would require the province to destroy the fish and offer compensation according to existing regulations.
In the meantime, the ministry has continued communications regarding demand and supply, to create favourable conditions for the consumption of quality seafood in the central provinces. — VNS