Quality control 

Quality control and food safety assurance have always been one of the most important task for Vietnam seafood, especially in processing and exporting.

The fishery sector in recent years have been developing towards sustainability, ensuring exported seafood products can be easy for traceability and well – controlled quality in the whole chain production from seeds to finished products.

Seafood quality and food safety is managed in the chain transferred from Control of Final Products from 80s of last century to Control of Production Process (today).  

Chemicals and Residues Monitoring

Residues Monitoring Program for Certain Harmful Substances in aquaculture fish and products implemented since 2000 in over the country including concentrated aquaculture areas, species with large yield, all crops in all year round. These results are recognized by the U.S, EU, South Korea..

Post harvest seafood quality and safety monitoring program implemented since 2009 in over the country including fishing seafood, aquaculture products (criteria and species not included by the Residues Monitoring Program for Certain Harmful Substances in aquaculture fish and products).

Up to December 2015, there are 612 plants meeting national standards of hygiene, 100% plants applied HACCP, 461 EU-qualified (EU code) plants and many factories applied GMP, SSOP.   

List of Vietnam seafood producers qualified to export to markets  

List of Vietnam seafood producers qualified to export to markets

(Updated: Nov 2015)


Export markets

Update time

Proposed update time


Europe (EU)

6 Jan 2016

26 Jan 2016


South Korean

2 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016



1 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016



22 Dec 2015




28 Jan 2016



Ukraine (list of pangasius producers)

9 Jan 2014



Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyryzstan)

21 Jun 2015



El Salvado


7 May 2010


List of bivalve molluck processors exporting to EU

8 Dec 2015



List of seasoned dried leather jacket fish processors exporting to Korea

25 Dec 2015

25 Dec 2015


The list of exporters qualified for food safety assurance (updated by Vietnam customs)

2 Feb 2016



List of processors eligible in exporting pangasius to the US.

9 Mar 2016



Ben Tre: Effective management for marine shrimp

( In 2014, aquaculture farms covers the area of 47,202 hectares. In particular, marine shrimp farming area was 35,953 hectares, including 10,694 hectares of intensive and semi-intensive shrimp farms. In these 10,694 hectares, 86% was for whiteleg shrimp, and the other is for black tiger shrimp. Other shrimp farming methods were applied in 25,259 hectares.

Total aquaculture production was estimated at 245,300 MT up 2.8% year on year. Particularly, marine shrimp production reached 54,300 MT, up 3.8% compared to the same period in 2013.

To achieve these results, multiple measures were implemented to restrict diseases and improve production efficiency. The province also invested in infrastructure and enhanced bio-product management.  

Seafood industry was restructured. Various standards, namely VietGAP and GlobalGAP have been applied in marine shrimp farming to promote both quality and sustainability. In Ben Tre, there is 1 GlobalGAP certified farm, 1 ASC certified farm and 1 applying high tech in farming.    

In 2015, total aquaculture area in the province is expected be 46.8 thousand hectares with 10 thousand hectares for intensive and semi-intensive marine shrimp farming, 80% of which is for vannamei. Total aquaculture production is forecast to be 251.5 thousand MT with 56 thousand MT of marine shrimp.

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