A safe food outlet in Ho Chi Minh City (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – An additional of 38 outlets to the Ho Chi Minh City’s safe food chain were announced by the city’s Department of Industry and Trade on December 23.

So far, nine enterprises have participated in the safe food chain with 384 selling outlets in trade centers, supermarkets and traditional markets across the city.

Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, Deputy Director of the department said the city has proactively carried out the safe food outlet chain project and piloted safe food market model.

The department has coordinated with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Health Department to issue food safety certificates meeting VietGAP, GlobalGAP and HACCP standards to local businesses.

Among the newly announced 38 outlets, Vinamilk opened 29 outlets selling dairy products; Queen Land Service, Trade, Investment Limited Company and Pham Ton Ltd Company ran 8 outlets selling vegetable and poultry products with VietGap (Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices) standards and Thanh Thien Loc Joint Stock Company sold Phu Quoc fish sauce meeting HACCP standard at one outlet.-VNA