Deputy PM urges high-tech for better food safety hinh anh 1Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam (second right) is examining food safety at a workers' canteen in the Tan Thuan Processing Zone in HCM City’s District 7 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged Ho Chi Minh City to boost the application of high technology in tracing the origins of food products as a way to gradually change the habits of production and consumption to improve awareness of food safety.

“In the long term, we need to meet the targets that ensure all people in the country can consume standardised and high quality food products like those that are for export,” stressed Deputy PM Dam on May 6.

The Deputy PM made the request on a working tour to some food production and trading enterprises in HCM City where he also learned about their food safety activities.

He also visited cooking areas and canteens for workers at such enterprises to examine the quality of food and hygienic procedures there.

Visiting San Ha Limited Company, one of the enterprises producing and trading fresh and frozen poultry meat in HCM City, the Deputy PM highly praised the company’s food service chain, saying it had met food safety inspection guidelines.

The company’s food service chain is implemented basing on the principle of taking the food "from the farm straight to the table".

He hoped many other food enterprises in HCM City would follow such form.

“The importance is that enterprises should ensure the connection to small-scale farmers to attract them to participate in the safe food chain," said Deputy PM Dam.-VNA