EU tightens inspection on Vietnamese seafood


Vietnam is facing the risk of losing its major seafood market in the European Union (EU) due to raising concerns on food safety. “EU is tightening their inspection on Vietnamese seafood,” said Nguyen Hong Phong, Deputy Director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department. Besides sending warnings, EU also announced that it will implement a cross-sector inspection on harmful substance residues next year. In 2014, there were 48 seafood shipments to the EU that violated antibiotics and banned chemicals requirements.

The number of violations in 2015, dropped to 29% from 54.9% in 2014. Within the first half of this year, however, the violations increased with six seafood shipments turning positive for chemical and antibiotics residues.


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