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



Binh Dinh approves hi-tech shrimp farming project

The central province of Binh Dinh has allowed Vietnam-Australia Seafood Company to develop a major shrimp farming and processing project using greenhouse technology on 300 hectares in Phu My district, the Saigon Times Daily reports.

The Daily cited the provincial investment promotion centre as saying that the 800 billion VND (36.7 million USD) project in My Thanh commune will produce quality shrimp for export to Europe, the United States, Japan and other markets.

In addition, the company will sell shrimp to seafood processing enterprises in the province and other localities in Vietnam.

The investor is allowed to set up a shrimp farming area of 100 hectares in phase one of the project. Later, the province will allocate the remaining 200 hectares to the firm to expand production and construct a processing factory.

Vietnam-Australia Seafood Company plans to use technologies including Israeli greenhouse, water filtration and treatment of the US and the Netherlands, and bio-substances for its shrimp farm in the central province.

The enterprise said these technologies are suitable to weather conditions in Vietnam and can help reduce costs and risks and increase yields. The water filtration and treatment technologies will ensure a stable water environment for shrimp and do not cause pollution.

Phu My district has favorable conditions for shrimp farms. However, many shrimp farms consume too much freshwater and discharge untreated wastewater directly to the environment. Therefore, the company’s shrimp farming model is encouraged to back sustainable shrimp farming and improvement of economic efficiency.

The Binh Dinh Investment Promotion Centre said the project is listed in the sectors the Government encourages as stated in Decree 210 and the province’s Decision 3480/QD-UBND to call for investments in agriculture in 2014-2020. It is also in line with the province’s zoning plan for hi-tech shrimp farming until 2020 with a vision towards 2030.

Apart from Binh Dinh province, Vietnam-Australia Seafood Company has applied greenhouse technology to over 50 hectares under shrimp cultivation in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu, according to the Daily.

(Source: VNA)

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