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Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains

ILRI Asia

Two workshops that disseminated key results of the ‘Reducing disease risk and improving food safety in smallholder pig value chains in Vietnam’, or PigRISK, project were held on 28 April and 5 May 2017 in Nghe An and Hung Yen provinces, Vietnam.

About 80 project partners, the donor, and local representatives from the sub-department of animal health, department of food safety, department of health, pig keepers, slaughterers, pork retailer and consumers attended the events.

Reflection workshop of PigRISK project in Nghe An province, Vietnam (28 April 2017)The participants in the reflection workshop in Nghe An province (photo credit: Vietnam National University of Agriculture – VNUA).

The project team reported key results of PigRISK achieved from June 2012 to May 2017 which focused on assessing food safety issues such as microbiological risk assessment of Salmonella, assessment of heavy metals and antibiotics residue in carcasses and feed, risk factors of contaminations along the value chains; and overall assessment of animal (pig) production and health.

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