Vietnam voters express food safety worries to President

Food hygiene and safety and the level of public debts were two major concerns voters in HCM City’s District 4 expressed during their meeting with State President Truong Tan Sang and the city’s National Assembly members on Sunday. Trong Nhuong told Sang that he was greatly worried at seeing people use prohibited agents in cattle and vegetable farming, and since it would affect people’s health, the Government should take steps to stop it.

Authorities should enforce the Law on Food Hygiene and Safety from the farm to the processing plant, and top leaders should be held accountable in places where unsafe food is found, he said.

Another voter, Chung Cuong Sanh, said he was disappointed with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development’s reply to a question about food hygiene and safety at the recent session of the National Assembly.

After hearing from the public, the President said food safety is among the top issues concerning people, admitting the situation is becoming increasingly serious despite regular inspection by authorities.