|Ninh Thuận Province uses QR codes on grape products to help consumers check the origin of the products via a mobile app. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Thử |Viet Nam News
NINH THUẬN— The Grape and Apple Association of Ninh Thuận Province has begun placing a QR code on grape products which allows consumers to verify the origin and quality of local grape products.
Phạm Châu Hoành, head of the association, asked grape growers and processing and trading facilities to strictly comply with regulations on quality and to ensure food safety.
All the information of the products will be checked by agencies before being posted online.
A QR code allows consumers to check the origin of the product on mobile, apposite use of such codes also helps the province promote its grape products.
Nguyễn Văn Mọi, owner of the Ba Mọi grape processing facility located in Ninh Phước District, said that Viet Gap standards must conform to the rules and procedures set by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the production, harvesting and handling of products post-harvest.
The province’s department of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked agencies to encourage farmers and enterprises to work together in a supply chain to ensure food safety.
Ninh Thuận has nearly 1,250 hectares of grape cultivation, mostly located in Ninh Phước, Ninh Sơn, Ninh Hải and Thuận Nam districts.
Last year, the province’s grape production was more than 28,000 tonnes, an increase of 10.2 per cent compared to 2017.—VNS