The HCM City Food Safety Management Board has set up 12 inspection teams to ensure food safety and hygiene during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.
Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Pham Khanh Phong Lan, head of the city’s Food Safety Management Board, said the board had drawn up a plan to enforce food safety laws and regulations during the period.
The inspections, to be conducted from January 1 to March 25, will trade in fake and low-quality goods, and reduce the number of food poisoning cases.
The board will ensure strict supervision of food production and trading businesses, food packaging, and food processing and catering services.
Authorised agencies will focus on inspecting large food and beverage importers and producers, wholesale markets, trade centres, and catering establishments, especially food processing villages.
Establishments that import and trade foods, food additives, and food packaging materials and tools will also be closely inspected.
Traditional items for Tet such as biscuits, candy, alcohol, meat, seafood eggs, and more will receive more attention as well.
Random, unannounced inspections will be made based on agency decisions and information gathered from various sources.
In addition, the city will better inform the public and enterprises about food safety and hygiene regulations, and offer advice about selecting, preserving and processing food.