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Vissan to sell GAP-standard pork

Released at: 16:42, 13/04/2016

Vissan to sell GAP-standard pork

Meat processor and supplier to sell fresh pork under Vietnam Good Agricultural Practices standards from April 15.

The Vietnam Meat Industries Limited Company (Vissan) will sell fresh pork that meets the Vietnam Good Agricultural Practices (VietGap) standards from April 15.

The Vietnamese meat processor and supplier announced on April 12 that its VietGap fresh meat will be made available at 146 points of sale in wet markets in Ho Chi Minh City and 309 supermarkets in nearby cities and provinces.

The General Director of Vissan, Mr. Van Duc Muoi, said it is a step towards building a stable and safe food supply chain and meeting greater demand among consumers regarding food origin. Total supply is currently estimated at nearly 70 tons a day.

Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, Nguyen Huynh Trang, said the move is in response to a drive launched by the municipal authorities on ensuring food safety.

Vissan, founded in 1970, is among the country’s top manufacturers and exporters of fresh meat, poultry and processed food. Following an initial public offering in March, the State still holds a 65 per cent stake as its major shareholder.

The southern city now has nine firms supplying fresh meat to nearly 390 outlets.

Source: VNA

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