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

 

 

The book to promote Vietnam seafood

(seafood.vasep.com.vn) Vietnam is one of Australia’s leading aquaculture suppliers and the country’s seafood has been performing impressively on the Australian market. Currently, Vietnam is regarded as almost the exclusive source for pangasius to Australia, with the export proportion reaching up to 98%. The country is also the leading exporter of processed shrimp to Australia, occupying 31.1% of total import value. In terms of tuna, Vietnam ranked the 4th with the market share of 1%.

Australia is an important consuming market of Vietnam seafood with the proportion of 2.5% of total seafood exports by Vietnam in Jan-Aug 2016. Australia is the 7th largest importer of Vietnam shrimp after the U.S., EU, Japan, China, South Korea, Canada with the proportion of 3.3% of total exports in Jan-Aug 2016.

To promote Vietnamese seafood in Australian market, Vietnam Trade Office in Australia has compiled and published a book to introduce Vietnam seafood in English. The book includes the overview on safe and responsible production process of shrimp and pangasius which are two main seafood items exported from Vietnam to Australia.

This book also focuses on the development of these two products in order to provide more insights on how the tropical aquatic specialties make their way to Australian plates.  The recipes and directions to process and cook pangasius and shrimp to suit the taste of Australian people are included in the book.

Click the link to see the detail content of the book.


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