A delegation of Brazilian inspectors is in Vietnam from March 5-15 to assess the country’s seafood safety control system, revealed the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

The inspectors work for Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) and the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

During the delegation’s stay in Vietnam, the inspectors will make fact-finding tours of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department’s regional quality management centres, seafood processing factories, and shrimp and fish farms.

Hai Vuong Ltd Company, Khanh Hoa Canned Food, Hung Vuong JSC, Mekong Delta Food Factory, Southern Fishery Industries Ltd Company and Nam Viet JSC will be inspected.

The Brazilian delegation will also study the risks facing a number of Vietnamese aquatic products.

The inspectors will announce their preliminary findings in Ho Chi Minh City at the end of their trip.

A representative from the Brazilian delegation said MAPA will send an official report detailing the results of the trip in two months.

According to VASEP, Vietnam’s seafood exports to Brazil, one of the country’s promising seafood importers, exceeded 79 million USD last year.-VNA