GENERAL INFORMATION

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)

No

Export markets

Update time

Proposed update time

1

Europe (EU)

6 Jan 2016

26 Jan 2016

2

South Korean

2 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016

3

China

1 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016

4

Brazil

22 Dec 2015

 

5

Argentine

28 Jan 2016

 

6

Ukraine (list of pangasius producers)

9 Jan 2014

 

7

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

21 Jun 2015

 

8

El Salvado

 

7 May 2010

9

List of bivalve molluck processors exporting to EU

8 Dec 2015

 

10

List of seasoned dried leather jacket fish processors exporting to Korea

25 Dec 2015

25 Dec 2015

11

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

2 Feb 2016

 

12

List of processors eligible in exporting pangasius to the US.

9 Mar 2016

 

 

Organic farming – important part of Vietnam’s agriculture, PM says

Organic farming is an important part of Vietnam’s agricultural production, and Vietnam’s agriculture must be successful so that the country’s industrialisation and modernisation reach success, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.

He made the remark while addressing a plenary session of an international forum themed “Vietnam Organic Agriculture – Development and Integration” in Hanoi on December 16.

The event was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association, and TH Group. It attracted more than 400 Vietnamese and foreign experts, along with representatives of businesses, ministries, sectors and localities.

PM Phuc said the market’s growing demand is a golden chance for the development of organic agriculture in Vietnam.

He noted the Government will devise necessary institutions, policies, decrees and circulars so as to create conditions for organic agriculture to develop.

Many products of Vietnam can be produced by organic farming, he said, requesting the formation of clean agriculture for nearly 100 million Vietnamese people and for export.

The practice of organic farming in each locality also demonstrates the responsibility towards the community and future generations, he said.

[Demand for organic product keeps rising]

The Government leader added organic agriculture will satisfy the demand of a high-end segment in the market and help Vietnam better integrate into the world. Therefore, it must be developed in a methodological and scientific manner.

Meanwhile, non-organic agriculture should not be underestimated as with high productivity, it will still keep the role of ensuring national food security, PM Phuc noted.

He called on scientists, farmers, businesses and the whole society to engage in developing organic agriculture for the sake of a clean environment and the health and happiness of each Vietnamese people.

At the forum, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said the shift from existing agricultural practices to organic farming with strict standards is very difficult. Thus, it needs joint efforts by the Government, businesses and farmers.

Some speakers said it is necessary to harmonise the interests of farmers and investors so as to consolidate land, which is a condition to boost organic agriculture.

Statistics highlighted at the forum show that organic agriculture is developing rapidly in the world with 51 million hectares and the market potential worth nearly 82 billion USD. Thirty-three of the 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam have developed organic farming models, but their scale is still small, about 76,000 hectares in total.

Source: VNA


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