Vietnamese people are willing to pay more for safe food.
(Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
– Cuisine culture as well as food safety and hygiene were highlighted at a Vietnam-France seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.

Much Vietnamese food has been heavily affected by France’s cuisine, with many of the food habits from France having stayed within Vietnamese food culture, and in return, Vietnamese food has influenced French delicacies, said French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary.

He stressed the importance of cultural exchanges between the two countries, including the sharing of trust in product quality.

Participants at the seminar discussed changes in consumption trends of Vietnamese and French nationals and shared information on husbandry and food processing in Vietnam. They also discussed ways to improve food quality and ensure food hygiene.
                                                             
Dinh Tuong Lan from the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, said that Vietnamese people spend 40 percent of their income on food and are willing to pay more for safe food.

She said that ministries, departments and sectors should join hands to assure that safe food is sold to both Vietnamese and foreign consumers.-VNA