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

 

 

Safe shrimp production chain for export to be supervised

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has designed a plan to monitor the production chain of safe shrimp for export, aiming to develop shrimp farms to the standards of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and countries importing the product.

To this end, the ministry will direct the implementation of a national plan on monitoring diseases on shrimp for export in the 2017-2020 period.

The People’s Committees of major shrimp producing localities have been asked to make plans and allocate capital for the application of measures to prevent shrimp diseases to create low-risk areas and shrimp farms with production chain meeting safety requirements.

It is set that until the end of 2017, at lease 10 percent of breeding shrimp farms producing over 1 billion of post larval shrimps each year will be recognised as safe farms.

At the same time, the plan also sets a goal of at least one farm recognised to have production chain meeting OIE safety standards.

The regulations of the OIE and importing countries will also be popularised among enterprises, along with guidelines to reach the standards.

According to reports from localities, by the end of September 2016, there were 80,000 hectares of whiteleg shrimp farming nationwide, a year-on-year rise of 6.3 percent, with an output of 200,000 tonnes, up 4.2 percent.

Meanwhile, total tiger spawn area was nearly 583,000 hectares, a year on year increase of 0.6 percent, with a production of over 174,000 tonnes, a fall of 2.5 percent.

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers also reported that as of September 15, Vietnam’s total shrimp export was more than 2 billion USD, including 1.25 billion USD from whiteleg shrimp, 641 million USD from tiger spawn, and more than 168 million USD of sea shrimp.

Source: VNA


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