Japanese experts praised seafood hygiene and safety in Vietnam after they inspected several local aquaculture establishments and processing factories from September 12-15.

According to the Vietnam Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Japanese inspectors said that hygiene and safety conditions at Vietnamese seafood aquaculture establishments and processing factories are as good as those in Japan .

The Japanese inspectors also spoke highly of the management and control of food hygiene and safety at these facilities and their well-trained management staff.

Aquatic farms are wide and clean, and farmers do not use chemicals during the raising process, they said.

After their inspection trip, the Japanese delegation worked with relevant Vietnamese agencies, including the National Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Quality Administrative Directorate of Vietnam (NAFIQAD), the Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Fisheries General Department and VASEP.

The two sides discussed the establishment of a information coordination agency between Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau and NAFIQUAD, which aim to provide updated information on regulations and batches of goods and inspection./.