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Seminar discusses sustainable food productionA safe food trademark, production, and sustainability were the focus of a seminar held in Hanoi on June 11.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT) Ho Thi Kim Thoa acknowledged the food sector’s two decades of success in manufacturing a wide variety of highly competitive products meeting both domestic and export demands.

The sector now contributes nearly 20 percent of the country’s GDP.

To help the industry shore up its sustainable development domestically as well as expand into global markets, the MoIT is supporting businesses in promoting, registering, and protecting their trademarks; training human resources; updating themselves on the latest economic, environmental, and legal information; and apply cutting-edge technological advancements.

Nguyen Phuong Nam, Deputy Head of the MoIT’s Vietnam Competitive Authority (VCA), said the sector has attracted impressive foreign investment in recent years and hundreds of food processing factories meeting international standards have entered into operation across the country.

A TH True Milk representative said manufacturers need to ensure the safety of their products or risk alienating customers and even legal prosecution.

The dairy company believes food product packaging must clearly state all relevant information if consumers’ rights are to be protected.


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