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 responsibility for safety on producers and businesses, as well as the general public. Hà Nội currently has 157 large-scale fields, 5,300ha of safe vegetable crops, 76 communes specializing in breeding and 25 fishery areas. It also has 90ha of rice and 254ha of orchard meeting Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGap) standards, which are in short supply in the marketplace.

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