“Green Environment and food safety” was the theme of a seminar in Hanoi on Sept. 24. The event aimed to urge producers to pay more attention to the environment factor in their production process.

According to the Ministry of Health, some 6,000 to 7,000 food poisoning cases were reported in 2010. However, the number has yet to reflect the real situation as Vietnam has not system to detect poisoning cases.

Over recent years, the number of food poisoning cases has dropped but poisoning level has become more serious. The reason behind this is that food has been produced in unhygienic conditions.

Participants at the seminar agreed that raising producers’ awareness of the environmental factor is very important and that this needs more efforts from both authorities and consumers./.