Moon cake - typical food served at Mid-Autumn festival (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Six teams have been set up to inspect food safety during the Mid-Autumn festival in 12 cities and provinces, according to the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA).

The targeted localities are Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the northern provinces of Thai Nguyen, Lao Cai and Lai Chau, central Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri provinces, the Central Highlands provinces of Gia Lai and Kon Tum, and the southern provinces of Binh Duong, An Giang and Vinh Long.

For other cities and provinces, local Health Departments should consult local People’s Committees and steering committees on food safety and hygiene about intensifying inspections at food production, business and import facilities and restaurants during the festival.

The Mid-Autumn festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on September 15 this year. In Vietnam, this festival is primarily for children, who are the centre of activities.-VNA