Vietnam, UK step up cooperation in food industry hinh anh 1At the conference (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam wants to acquire advanced technology and enhance its cooperation with British enterprises to increase the value of food while ensuring benefits to consumers, Doan Duy Khuong, Executive Vice President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) highlighted.

He told the Vietnam-UK Cooperation and Innovation in Food Industry conference held in Hanoi on April 14 that the Vietnamese Government always encourages the production of high-value food that meets food safety standards, aiming to build prestige for businesses and create an excellent reputation for Vietnamese products.

A substantial surge in food consumption in the coming years will set forth both opportunities and challenges for domestic enterprises as they are asked to obey strict regulations on food safety from import countries, Khuong added.

Chris Jeffrey, Vice Chairman of the British Business Group Vietnam stressed that considerable attention should be paid to food safety to protect consumers.

He underlined the importance of raising public awareness of the issue.-VNA