Ministry releases list of safe-food outlets hinh anh 1Consumers select farm produce. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A list of 69 stores that sell food meeting safety control requirements was released to the public by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a press conference in Hanoi on May 5.

The move is part of the ministry’s programme “Dia chi xanh – Nong san sach” (Green outlets – Safe farm produce).

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam said it is the first step taken by the ministry to introduce safe farming products and reliable suppliers to consumers.

He hoped that the programme would raise consumer confidence on food safety and encourage safe food production and distribution.

Also during the press conference, the ministry announced the safe farm foods week which will be organised at the Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture in Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hanoi from May 6-12.

The event will feature about 100 stands displaying VietGAP certified products or those produced under the food safety chain management from more than 40 cooperatives and agribusinesses nationwide.-VNA