Consumers pick up fruits at an agricultural fair (Illustrative photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Some 1,069 supply chains for clean and safe farm produce  were developed across all the 63 cities and province in 2018, up 350 from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The ministry said that it enhanced management of material quality and food safety and hygiene in agro-forestry-fishery processing facilities. Strict punishments were meted out to violation cases.

Easing biological pollution as well as anti-biotic residues in agricultural cultivation was brought to notice to fit food safety requirements for both domestic consumption and export. Meanwhile, the ministry applied several advanced quality management systems like GAP, GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000 into cultivation, and developed organic products and those that met VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards.

In the year, localities across the nation engaged in the clean agricultural production programmes, and branched out the “one commune, one product” model.

Furthermore, food safety chains were developed in tandem with product traceability, with local staples labeled with code stamps to trace their origins.-VNA