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Vietnam and US team up for food safety

Source: Vietnam News

  • The High Quality Vietnam Products Business Association, the American Chamber (AmCham) of Commerce in Vietnam and the Washington-based Global Food Safety Forum (GFSF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday for co-operation in food safety.
  • Herb Cochran, AmCham Executive Director, called food safety an issue of concern for both the Vietnam and the U.S. He said, “The first objective of the MoU is to help Vietnamese companies join global food supply chains under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) International Food Safety Capacity Building Plan.”
  • Dr Rick Gilmore, founder and CEO of GFSF, said, “Our co-operation under the MoU will help both Vietnam and the U.S. Government and business implement Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and TFA (World Trade Organisation’s [WTO] Trade Facilitation Agreement). Ratification is an important legal step. Equally important is that businesses and government co-operate to understand and meet the food safety requirements.”

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