A fair for fresh produce held by the Association of Food Transparency last year. The association is holding a fair to promote transparency in food production on October 20 in District 2. - Photo courtesy of AFT
HCM CITY - A safe produce fair to promote transparency in food production will be held at An Cư Apartment in District 2 on October 20 by the Association of Food Transparency and organic food producer and distributor Organica.
Food Transparency Fair will be one of five to be organised this year to tackle the issue of unsafe food and promote transparency and traceability and regional specialities.
It will have 25 - 30 stalls selling products such as traditional fish sauce, clean vegetables, herbal tea, and seafood.
According to the association, businesses that want to partake in the fair need to provide food safety certifications and commit to being transparent about their production processes, origin traceability and providing clear information.
It would be a good opportunity for trustworthy businesses and consumers to connect with each other, it added.
Nguyễn Thị Hồng Minh, chairwoman of the association, said many small and medium-sized businesses, especially ones run by youths, care for providing clean, organic produce, but lack the resources to obtain organic certification, and so such events could help connect them with consumers. - VNS