Hanoi drastically handles food safety violations (16:40 10/10/2019)


HNP - The Hanoi People’s Committee held a conference on October 8 to review the pilot implementation of specialized inspection on food safety in the districts, towns and wards, communes and townships of Hanoi. The event was chaired by Standing Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu. 


Standing Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu speaks at the conference.


In realizing Plan No. 05/KH-UBND dated January 3, 2019 of the Municipal People’s Committee on trial implementation of specialized inspection on food safety in the city, 30 districts and towns and 584 communes and wards have issued specialized food safety inspection plans to all sectors, collectives and food establishments in the areas. 
 
To ensure enough human resources on duty, particularly at communes and wards, the Department of Health has proactively worked with training units to provide specialized inspection courses for 3,340 civil servants, and Vice Chairs of commune/ward People’s Committees.
 
As of September 20, 2019, 29 out of 30 districts conducted food safety inspection in 310 food establishments, handled 96 establishments violating regulations with the total fine of VND 313 million (US$13.500). Meanwhile, communal inspectors examined 859 food establishments and 206 of them were fined over VND 408 million (US$17,700) in total.
 
Speaking at the conference, Standing Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu said that over the past time, Hanoi has effectively rolled out the implementation of specialized inspection on food safety. 
 
Regarding difficulties during the implementation, Suu asked leaders of districts, communes and wards to be in charge of inspection teams in localities; and organize meetings to evaluate the outcomes and draw experiences for more efficient deployment.

By Tran Huong


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