Food processing

Health alert on imported food

The Commerce Ministry has banned imports of several food products over a health scare and warned the public to avoid them. The Camcontrol directorate-general took action over I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter and I.M. Healthy Granola products after the US Food and Drug Administration linked them to ...

Links missing in planned safe food chains

Hà Nội plans to build 100 safe food chains this year to ensure supplies of safe vegetables and meat for the capital and reach annual targets on food hygiene. Planners believe the targets can be achieved by clearly identifying the origin of products and placing more ...

Exports to grow 8% on value-added items

The value of Thai food exports is projected to grow by 8% this year to reach US$26 billion thanks to more value-added food items and higher global demand. Malee Choklumlerd, director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department, said Thailand shipped about $24 billion worth of ...

Iodised salt for food processing is necessary: experts

The regulation of adding iodine should not be applied to all food, the Viet Nam Dairy Association suggested in a dialogue with the Ministry of Health earlier this week. Last week, the government issued decree 09/2016/ND-CP to introduce iodine, iron, zinc and vitamin A as compulsory ...

Delta raw shrimp prices soar

Prices of raw shrimp have been increasing rapidly in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta since early February when shrimp processors returned to work soon after Tết (Lunar New Year), according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In major shrimp farming provinces such as ...

Eyeing flying fish on the Ô Loan Lagoon

Ô Loan Lagoon has much more to offer tourists than its well-known delicious seafood and wonderful scenes at sunrise and sunset. It has another “specialty”: the generosity of its people. By Bạch Liên, the hotel receptionist in Tuy Hòa City of Phú Yên Province told me ...

Đà Nẵng, Japan to co-operate in seafood production, sewage treatment

The central city of Da nang, in co-operation with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency, will start building a seafood value chain in the city with a fund of 60 million Japanese yen (around VNĐ11 billion or US$528,000). The city’s secretariat said the project, which will ...

First salt export deal crystallises

Local specialty food producer Confirel Co Ltd has secured the first-ever export contract for Cambodian salt, finalising an order for 20 tonnes to French consumers and offering a ray of hope as the local salt industry teeters on insolvency. Under an agreement signed with French ...

How should Vietnam behave after the US abandons TPP?

Anti-globalization and protectionist attitudes are increasing in some countries, but Vietnam still has an open economy. This means big challenges for Vietnam in upcoming days. US President Donald Trump on January 23 officially pulled out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, a move that The New ...

Pacitan villagers say coal plant reduced livelihoods, brought little new employment

The waves of the Indian Ocean crash against the breakwater at Bawur Bay, a protective arm shielding the Pacitan coal-fired power plant. A few meters away, a barge full of coal is berthed. Its cargo is unloaded onto a conveyor belt and transported about 500 ...

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