South Korea will send an inspection team to Việt Nam to assess the country’s activities in controlling chemicals and antibiotics in the processing and export of shrimp to South Korea in June this year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
Andrew Doyle, Ireland’s Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Forestry sends a message to Việt Nam News readers on the occasion of St Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s National Day.
US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will inspect reality of Việt Nam’s catfish control system in next months, according the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD).
Deputy General Secretary of Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) Nguyễn Hoài Nam talks with Việt Nam News reporter Tạ Thu Giang about the country’s methods to raise awareness for the responsible management of aquatic resources.
Although Canada is a major producer of seafood, it still imports a variety of sea products from Việt Nam, especially black tiger shrimps.
Exports of tra fish to the United States have remained stable after it imposed a demand that exporting countries demonstrate that their food safety control system is equivalent to that of the US.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has issued a safety control programme designed for Siluriformes fish (mainly tra and basa) and related products exported to the US market as part of efforts to adapt to new changes in the market.
All batches of products made from Siluriformes fish that are to be shipped to the United States will have to undergo food safety tests from August 2, 2017, instead of September 1.
Australia has lifted the ban it imposed in January on uncooked Vietnamese shrimp products. Vietnamese companies may resume importing raw prawns caught in Australia for processing and export them to Australia for consumption.