Vietnam begins carrying out new measures in managing risks to food safety


The Government of Vietnam has started strengthening coordination among ministries, engaging the private sector and social organizations, improving risk communications to raise awareness of the public, and developing the capacity of laboratory networks to better manage food safety risks.

These and other measures were recommended in a World Bank-prepared report on food safety management in the country, which was requested by government. It was released in 2017.

Speaking at a meeting on ‘Reforms in food safety for sustainable development’ on 18 April 2018 at the World Bank office in Hanoi, Vietnam’s deputy prime minister, Vu Duc Dam said the government is working with the World Bank and development partners to address food safety challenges in the transition towards more modern and formal value chains.

High-level meeting on innovations in food safety for sustainable development, 18 April 2018 Vietnam’s deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam (third from left) attends with World Bank and ILRI staff (photo credit: World Bank).

Although Vietnam has a relatively…

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