Official agencies and distributors in HCM City have dispatched their quality management teams to major slaughtering facilities and wholesale markets to ensure that 100 per cent of pork coming to the market is of good quality and without diseases, especially African swine flu.
HCM City has stepped up inspection to prevent the risk of an African swine fever outbreak after the disease spread to neighbouring provinces, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
HCM City authorities have instructed government agencies and district administrations to take measures to combat pig diseases after African swine fever was reported in the northern city of Hải Phòng
Việt Nam is advised to compile a national framework for a supply chain to provide safe pork to serve the domestic market.
The Mekong Delta province of An Giang has around 4.3 million poultry, 4.2 per cent up from the same time last year, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The south-central province of Khánh Hòa is developing hubs for slaughterhouses to gradually move the current small, scattered ones that cause pollution.
The head of the HCM City Food Safety Management Board has said inspections will be stepped up to ensure food safety.
People should buy food from supermarkets, malls or reputed shops to ensure food safety and hygiene, experts claim.