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MARD releases food safety rankings

Released at: 16:04, 15/03/2016

MARD releases food safety rankings

Hanoi and nine provinces ranked as good in food safety management in MARD's inaugural rankings, for 2015.

One city and nine provinces were good at managing food safety in 2015: Hanoi and Ba Ria Vung Tau, Binh Dinh, Dong Nai, Ha Nam, Kien Giang, Long An, Phu Tho, Son La, and Tien Giang provinces.

The rankings were compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in 2015 for the first time.

Nine provinces - Hai Duong, Thai Binh, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Gia Lai, Kom Tum, and Dak Lak - were directed by MARD to settle some problems regarding food safety.

The remaining cities and provinces around the country were said to meet requirements on food safety management.

Da Nang was the only city in the country not to be ranked, as it failed to receive the relevant MARD documents.

The rankings were based on the direction and management of food safety; advocacy, education, and communications to raise public awareness on and adherence to legal documents on food safety; inspections and the handling of violations in food safety; strengthening the management of food safety; and the creation and development of safe food supply chains.

Source: VNA

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