Market watchdog staff examine food products in Chau Doc city of An Giang province (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The VTV24 News Centre of the Vietnam Television launched the programme “Say no to dirty food” on April 1, a move to join efforts being made to eradicate unsafe food – a pressing issue in the country in recent years.

The programme will reveal unsafe food and violating producers, while receiving information from the public via its hotline and social network page.

It will also provide the results of testing of popular foods and others suggested by viewers, and give a guide on how to differentiate between safe and unsafe food.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said preventing unsafe food is the mission of not only a TV programme but the entire society. It’s high time more drastic action was taken to fight such corruption, which is threatening the health of Vietnamese people.

Authorities from central to grassroots levels must unanimously “say no to dirty food”, he added.

The programme will broadcast live at 7:25 a.m and 8:40 p.m from Monday to Friday on VTV1 channel. It is also repeated on VTV8 and VTV9, according to the VTV24 News Centre.-VNA