Mechanism to manage pufferfish exports to be built

VGP – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has commented on the implementation of the pilot project on exploiting, purchasing, processing and exporting pufferfish ensuring food safety in the 2013-2015 period.

The deputy PM assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to review and specify the businesses with pufferfish inventories manufactured during the pilot duration as well as the inventory of each enterprise.

The MARD was requested to work with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and relevant agencies to research the building of mechanisms to manage the catching and trading of pufferfish for exports and pufferfish export activities.

Based on the review outcomes and statistics, the ministry would consider allowing those enterprises to continue exporting all these inventories in line with current legal regulations.

Deputy PM Dung also urged acceleration of communication on how to identify pufferfish, the harms of pufferfish and pufferfish toxins, aiming to avoid cases of pufferfish poisoning.

Source: ONLINE NEWSPAPER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM