According to the document, the Municipal People’s Committee received Official Letter No. 6598/BCDTUATTP dated November 8, 2019 of the Inter-ministerial Central Steering Committee for Food Safety on rolling out the food safety and hygiene work during Tet holiday and spring festivals.
Regarding the matter, the Municipal People’s Committee assigned the Department of Health (standing agency of the Municipal Steering Committee for Food Safety) to take prime responsibility and cooperate with relevant departments, sectors and units to fulfill the task, and give a report to the Municipal People’s Committee before December 5, 2019.
Previously, the Inter-ministerial Central Steering Committee for Food Safety released Document No. 6598/BCDTUATTP on November 8, 2019 asking chairpersons of the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to guide local departments and sectors in collaboration with relevant units to advise provincial and municipal People’s Committees on elaborating plans on ensuring food safety during Tet holiday and spring festivals in localities.
Besides, the Inter-ministerial Central Steering Committee for Food Safety underlined the need for the provincial and municipal-level People’s Committees to instruct local authorities and organizations to carry out communication campaigns on food safety regulations among managers, producers, traders and consumers.
It is also necessary for localities to draw the participation of the entire society in combating production and trading of fake and poor quality food; prevent Food poisoning and timely warn about the risks for food safety before, during and after Tet holiday and spring festivals.
The document underlined the need to organize inter-agency inspection teams to check and handle violation cases; minimize food poisoning and food-borne diseases; and offer solutions to improve the state management of food safety.