Food safety inspections and enforcement for New Year festive season 2022

Friday, 07/01/2022, 22:58 [GMT+7]

Food safety inspections and enforcement for New Year festive season 2022

Khanh Hoa Interdisciplinary Steering Board for Food Safety has just issued a plan to assure food safety for the upcoming Lunar New Year season 2022 in Khanh Hoa Province. 
 
Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Department of Health Nguyen Dinh Thoan said the plan is to strengthen the compliance with food safety regulations in food production, processing, trade, import and use; handling violations related to fake and poor quality food production and trade; minimizing food poisoning during the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival 2022; promoting propaganda for food hygiene and safety laws; providing knowledge about food selection, preservation, processing and consumption. The plan is scheduled to be carried out throughout the province from now to March 5.
 
The inspection will focus on the most in-demand commodities during the Lunar New Year holiday and spring festival such as meat, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, cakes, jams, candies, vegetables, fruits, food additives, etc. Accordingly, the inspection will look at wholesale production and import facilities, markets, trade centers, supermarkets, slaughterhouses, food transporters; strictly preventing and punishing smuggling, trade fraud, counterfeits, goods of low quality, out of date or unknown sources. The inspection will be coordinated with propaganda to raise public awareness of food safety regulations.
 
The inspection this Lunar New Year holiday will be conducted at food production, processing, business, import, catering premises, street food stalls, facilities manufacturing and trading in the most in-demand commodities during Tet and festivals, focusing on establishments with signs of food safety violations. Large and medium-scale food production, processing, business and import facilities; wholesale markets, supermarkets, trade centers and restaurants in resorts, tourist sites and elsewhere will be targeted by provincial inspection missions while district and commune inspection teams will focus on compliance with food safety regulations at small catering facilities and street food stalls.
 
At food production and business facilities, the inspection will be undertaken to ensure the compliance with regulations on business registration and conditions; food product labels; product quality conformity records, sampling for testing and inspection; food processing and preservation process; origin of raw materials, additives; water used for food processing; food safety criteria.
 
At catering facilities, the mission will check relevant documentation and procedures; food processing, preservation and transport; origin of materials and use of food additives; food storage for sampling and inspection, etc. Street food stalls will be inspected to see if they meet requirements for hygienic conditions for safe storage of food, cross-contamination prevention, cleaning procedures; materials, additives, utensils, water used for cooking, etc.
 
Moreover, inspectors will also implement checks to ensure the compliance with Covid-19 regulations under the Provincial Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.
 
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Translated by N.T