09/12/2021 08:01 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Synchronous and timely solutions to control the quality of agro-forestry-fishery products

Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Hanoi Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Management Sub-Department has implemented synchronous solutions to develop production, maintain a stable supply of agro-forestry-fishery products and ensure food quality and safety. 
Under the direction of the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Hanoi Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Management Sub-Department has coordinated with other units in implementing the synchronous solutions to overcome difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and achieved the set goals.

Relating to the information and communication work on the quality management of agricultural materials and food safety of agro-forestry-fishery products, members of the department have cooperated with the press and media agencies to post 95 news, articles, reports on food safety assurance, production development, introduction of models, good practices in agro-forestry-fishery production and business; publish publications on key agricultural, forestry and fishery products with export potential in Hanoi in 2021 as well as organize conferences, seminars, training courses on the quality of materials and food safety of agriculture, forestry and fishery with 13,200 participants.




Staff of the Hanoi Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Management Sub-Department inspect 
the production and business of agro-forestry-fishery products at V-Food Vietnam Joint-stock Company.



Nguyen Thi Thu Hang - Director of Hanoi Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Management Sub-Department
leads a delegation to inspect the production and business of agro-forestry-fishery products at V-Food Vietnam Joint-stock Company.



Taking samples at the V-Food Vietnam Joint-stock Company.


Product samples are stamped and sealed. 


The group inspects a food company. 


Food samples are put in the machine to analyze the indicators.


Food samples are analyzed to check for antibiotic residues.


The stages of analyzing food samples are all automated using advanced facilities.

With the solutions, the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has coordinated with the Hanoi Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Management Sub-Department to advise the Hanoi People's Committee and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to sign a coordination program with other provinces and cities to ensure food safety, improve quality and value of the supply chain of agro-forestry-fishery products between Hanoi and the localities from 2021-2025.

786 safe food supply chains are in operation and 253 are certified as safe food chains according to the criteria of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The chains contribute to providing safe agricultural products and food for the capital.


The reception and processing of information reflecting risks and incidents that cause unsafe measures for agricultural, forestry and fishery products is also carried out timely. It ensures that the people's feedback is not missed and processed quickly. The sampling, checking, and monitoring of food safety are focused on fresh products for daily consumption in Hanoi.
Hanoi is currently maintaining and developing 141 safe food linkages from production to consumption, where over 40 protected brand names have been built such as Ba Vi hill chicken, Soc Son hill chicken, Son Tay cane chicken, Van Dinh duck, Dai Thanh longan and Boi Khe fragrant rice.

The sub-department also supports units to develop and apply advanced quality management programs in food processing and production such as VietGAP, HACCP, ISO 22000, in order to improve quality and ensure food safety; promote development of specialized agricultural production areas, ensuring food safety with over 5,000 hectares of safe vegetable growing, 40 vegetable models applying the Internal Quality Assurance System (PGS) in 40 communes, wards and townships of 17 districts with a total area of over 1,700 ha.

The sub-department has continued to maintain and develop “Hanoi Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food Traceability System” from the domain name www://check.gov.vn to the address www://check.hanoi.gov.vn owned by the Department of Agriculture and Hanoi Rural Development. 

In the first nine months of 2021, the sub deparment took 1039 samples to check the quality and food safety of agro-forestry-fishery products. Currently, there are results of 1019/1039 samples with  962 samples that passes (94.4%) and 57 violated samples (5.6%).

The receiving, post-checking and self-publishing works are implemented regularly. The sub-department received and checked 1,129 sets of documents and uploaded on the website the self-declaration of the quality of processed food products in the agriculture sector, reaching 100% of the documents received.

Dealing with the complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, especially the Hanoi Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Management Sub-Department continues to propose sustainable solutions, such as applying achievements of the industrial revolution 4.0 in quality management; maintaining the application QRcode to trace the origin of safe agricultural, forestry and fishery products in Hanoi; developing e-commerce platforms for consumption of safe agricultural, forestry and aquatic products; supporting building brands, promote agricultural products and improve the quality and value of the supply chain of agricultural, forestry and fishery products between Hanoi and localities nationwide from 2021-2022.

 
Story: Thao Vy - Photos: Thanh Giang