HCM City will pilot a food safety and hygiene programme in schools in six districts to prevent food poisoning incidents. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) - A pilot programme on ensuring food safety and hygiene at all schools in six districts in HCM City will begin in the upcoming school year. Under the programme, the six pilot districts of 3, 5, 8, 11, Tan Binh and Binh Thanh must ensure that all schools have either met standards of the city’s food safety chain model recognised by the city’s Food Safety Management Board, or have food-safety certificates (such as the global ISO 22000:2005, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (Japan-GMP), VietGap and GlobalGap. If any school unit has not terminated a contract with a food supplier that has not met standards since the 2017-2018 school year, it must do so and report the action to the department. The Department of Education and Training has told the remaining districts to be ready for … [Read more...] about HCM City to pilot food safety and hygiene programme in schools
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A study of nearly half a million people in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Illustrative image: Photo: Thanh Giang/VNP Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle to be beneficial. But fears that eating too many eggs can be bad for you appear to have been laid to rest. "One can deliberate on the many limitations and caveats of nutritional research, but the take-home message of this research from a large study from China is that at the very least up to one egg a day is not linked with raised cardiovascular risk, and at best up to one egg a day may even have health benefits," says Prof Nita Forouhi, of the University of Cambridge.The study, in the journal Heart, follows years of bad press for the humble egg - from salmonella scares to cholesterol fears. BBC News takes a crack at separating the issues. How many? These days most doctors encourage the eating of eggs as part of a healthy diet, as they are … [Read more...] about An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
Twenty-seven more communes and wards this year join family medical practice A health staff member takes blood for testing at An Hòa ward health station in Cần Thơ City’s Ninh Kiều District. Source http://soytecantho.vn The Department of Health in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ this year plans to expand a model of family medical practice clinics to 27 more communes and wards. Family medical practice clinics aim to provide comprehensive and continuous health care services to each local individual and family in order to reduce overcrowding of patients at city or central-level hospitals. These clinics are located at health stations in communes and wards. Each commune or ward has one health station. Cần Thơ aims to equip more than 80 per cent of its 85 health stations with these clinics by 2020. According to Dr Bùi Thị Lệ Phi, the department’s head, the city now has 18 commune-based health stations with family … [Read more...] about Social News 5/4 (Hourly Updated)