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Can Tho to ensure food safety during Tet

Update: December, 02/2015 - 14:44
An abattoir in Can Tho. The city plans to invest VND464 billion (US$21 million) to ensure food safety during Tet (Lunar New Year).

HA NOI (VNS) — Can Tho plans to invest VND464 billion (US$21 million) to ensure food safety during Tet (Lunar New Year), Vice-Chairman of the city's People's Committee Truong Quang Hoai Nam has said.

The funds would be used to set up inspection groups, provide training on food safety and hygiene to food manufacturing companies, and to carry out campaigns to raise people's awareness about food safety, according to the official.

Hoai said the department of transportation would prepare proper plans to help trucks transporting goods during Tet, such as by establishing more parking lots in the inner city to reduce the time required for fresh foods to be transported to stores.

"The department should not set up parking lots in roads and streets where there could be traffic congestion and cause restriction in the number of trucks operating during rush hour," he said.

Director of the agricultural and rural development department Pham Van Huynh said they would coordinate closely with the department of industry and trade to carry out regular and surprise inspections at abattoirs, vegetable and animal breeding farms.

"The names and addresses of food production facilities that meet food safety and hygiene standards will be publicised so that customers can make better purchase choices," Huynh said.— VNS

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