Food Safety Training Summit: Growing Markets for High Quality Vietnamese Products
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Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien told the global food safety forum in Ho Chi Minh City on August 28 that Vietnam attaches importance to fine-tuning regulations on goods quality as the issue directly impacts human health and consumers’ interests.
Vincent Paez, director of the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF) and a speaker at the GFSF Vietnam conference, answers questions about current and emerging methods and technological advancements helping to keep the global food supply safe.
The one-day conference, organised by the Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF), brought together experts from the industry, as well as Vietnamese, global, and regional regulatory bodies, to discuss how Vietnamese food exports could meet global standards.
Dr. Janie Dubois, director of the laboratory program at the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) and a speaker at the GFSF Vietnam conference, answers questions on FSVP requirements, some misconceptions of FSVP, as well as the role it plays in laboratory testing.
A lack of knowledge about these changes could lead to 'significant' drops in Vietnam’s agriculture exports to the U.S. More than 1,000 Vietnamese food exporters have lost business in the U.S. this year after failing to register quality updates required by the import market, an American trade official said.
Việt Nam should strictly follow and continuously update its policies and regulations when exporting products. However, according to experts, Vietnamese food exporters remain passive and sluggish in complying with the demands and requirements of their target markets, especially the United States.
An international forum on food safety opened in Ho Chi Minh City on August 28 to provide support for domestic enterprises in meeting food safety regulations in the international market.
In 2017, Vietnam plays host to the Global Food Safety Forum's highly anticipated annual conference. This year's conference titled "Food Safety Training Summit: Growing Markets for High Quality Vietnamese Products" will bring together food safety officials, experts and specialists from the public sector, the private sector, and international organizations.
The High Quality Việt Nam Products Business Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Việt Nam and the Washington-based Global Food Safety Forum on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation in food safety.