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HCM City (VNA) – A safe farm produce fair opened in Ho Chi Minh City on October 1, aiming to help locals access safe products amidst the current complicated food safety situation.

The fair, which will be held every Saturday in District 10, provides a diversity of food and foodstuff from rice, vegetable to pork, seafood and fruit, with reasonable prices, said Nguyen Van Truc, deputy head of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

He revealed that all products introduced at the fair are produced to the VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards, or within the safe food production chain of the city, with strict inspection of authorities at the farm and the fair.

Earlier, the department implemented three pilot events, which were lauded by locals. More than 20 orders was made between businesses and farmers, including 15 big ones with a total supply worth 2.4 billion VND each month, he added.

The department plans to expand the model to other localities across the city, initially to District 2 and Tan Binh District, thus meeting high demand for safe food of locals.-VNA