The application of HACCP in the fish processing industry in Southeast Asia, 2000-2003: Vietnam
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The Ministry of Fisheries of Vietnam (MOFI) with its executive authorities - National Fisheries Inspection and Quality Assurance Centre (NAFIQACEN) and Fishery Resource Protection Department, is the competent agency to control the food safety and quality of fishery products ‘from farm, catching, to wholesales’. On 2 May 2003, the Government of Vietnam issued the Decree No 43/2003/ND-CP on the function, task and organization restructuring of Ministry of Fisheries. According to this decree, NAFIQACEN and Fishery Resource Protection Department is merged to a new organization called National Fisheries Quality and Veterinary Department (NAFIQAVED). This restructuring purposed to ensure the more effective operation ‘from farm to wholesale’. NAFIQAVED is now the competent authority to guide and inspect quality and safety assurance of food industry, in order to ensure the safety of final product and protect the consumers. [Extract]
Dung, T. T. (2003). Vietnam. In S. E. Yeap & I. Hariono (Eds.), The Application of HACCP in the Fish Processing Industry in Southeast Asia 2000-2003 (pp. 61-66). Singapore: Marine Fisheries Research Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.