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Teams to check food safety during Mid-Autumn Festival

Update: August, 16/2016 - 17:00
Mooncakes being made at a food production unit in Hà Nội. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Six teams have been set up to inspect food safety during the Mid-Autumn Festival in 12 cities and provinces, the Việt Nam Food Administration (VFA) said. 

Inspections will be carried out from August 25 to September 14.

The targeted localities are Hà Nội, HCM City, the northern provinces of Thái Nguyên, Lào Cai and Lai Châu, and the central Thừa Thiên-Huế and Quảng Trị provinces, as well as the Central Highlands provinces of Gia Lai and Kon Tum, and the southern provinces of Bình Dương, An Giang and Vĩnh Long. 

The inspections will focus on food quality and origin, implementation of regulations on food safety and hygiene by large producers and restaurants that process or sell food, beer, soft drinks and particularly mooncakes.

For other cities and provinces, local health departments should consult local people’s committees and steering committees on food safety and hygiene about intensifying inspections at food production units, business and import facilities and restaurants during the festival. 

The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on September 15 this year. — VNS



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