More than 100 up-to-date equipment and products in the food industry are being on show at a two-day mart that kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on December 11.

Techmart 2014, held by the city’s Centre for Science and Technology Information, is meant to introduce and transfer scientific and technological achievements in nutritional and functional food so as to help southern businesses update their production lines and raise products’ values.

Some outstanding exhibits include technologies producing crocodile bone glue, cordyceps roberti, and herbal tea, as well as machines using nano technology to make pills and ointment.

Vietnam is rich of food and medicinal resources, yet its processing technologies in the field are lagging behind other countries in the world, said Nguyen Ky Phung, Deputy Director of the HCM City Department of Science and Technology.
He added that businesses need to procure advanced equipment so that their products can compete with imports.

Within the framework of Techmart 2014, experts from research institutes and universities will also advise companies about technological innovation and product development.-VNA