Tra fish is processed at CASEAMEX in Mekong Delta Cần Thơ Province. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese tra fish imports will be inspected by the US’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) in early March, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has said. The ministry said Việt Nam welcome the FSIS’s involvement to ensure Vietnamese tra fish hold up to the strictest of safety and quality standards, adding the US agency’s approval will likely provide tra fish with additional proof of excellence to enter other markets. The MARD’s deputy minister Phùng Đức Tiến said tra fish met all the US agency’s requirements in production, transport and processing during its inspections two years ago. Vietnamese businesses consider the March inspections an opportunity to bring quality of tra fish to higher standards and to enter the US market with zero tariffs, he said. In preparation, the National Agro Forestry Fisheries Quality Assurance Department has conducted its own inspections of tra fish farms in the Mekong Delta. Trần Đình Luân, head of the Directorate of Fisheries, said inspectors monitored quality of water coming in and out of the farms, breeding areas in 10 cities and provinces in the delta as well as sanitary protocols for… Read full this story
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