VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Noi's
authority is to step up its monitoring of livestock and poultry
transportation, slaughter and production in the capital until the end of
Huy Tuong, vice chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee, said the
inspections were to ensure food safety. He reassured traders that
officers would not obstruct their business activities.
to Nguyen Hong Bao, deputy head of the city's Market Watch Department,
four inspection groups from the Market Watch Department, the Environment
Police Office, the Traffic Police Office and the Ha Noi Animal Health
Department had already been formed.
checking business licences and food safety and hygiene certificates, we
will observe if businesses obey regulations on environmental sanitation
and waste water treatment," Bao said.
companies will be watched to ensure they properly carry poultry and beef
in boxes to ensure food safety and hygiene," he added.
reported that the examination would be conducted during rush hours -
2.00am to 5.00am and 13.30pm to 15.00pm, everyday.
will apply fines of up to VND30 million (US$1,600) according to
Government Decree 06/ 2008/ND-CP for administrative violations in trading
activities," he said.
and individuals guilty of serious violations might have their business licences
withdrawn based on Decision 51/2009/ QD-UB issued by the Ha Noi People's
Committee," he added.
Bao said administrative details still needed to be worked out.
don't even know which agency will be in charge if illicit poultry and
cattle are found and need to be disposed of," he said.
order to resolve these shortcomings, the "inter-sectorial inspection
groups will receive handling procedures from the Market Watch
Department," Bao said. "Besides, we are proposing that the
municipal People's Committee give the inspection groups more
safety and hygiene, the Ministry of Health recently established an
inspection group to investigate and punish businesses in northern border
provinces that violate regulations.
will be conducted in co-ordination with the ministries of Industry and
Trade, Public Security, Agriculture and Rural Development and local
health departments, according to the Ministry of Health.