VGP – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has recently issued Decision No. 1456/QD-BNN-QLCL on the food safety inspection and accreditation for Siluriformes fish (catfish) supposed to be exported to the United States.
The inspection, from April 17 to August 31, 2017, sees samples to be taken from all batches of fish products manufactured by factories eligible to ship their products to the U.S. markets to test for Salmonella, Malachite Green/Leuco Malachite Green, Enrofloxacine/Ciproflox acine, Crystal Violet/Leuco Crystal Violet and Nitrofurazone (SEM).
Only when the samples pass the tests, can respective batches be licensed with food safety certificates and allowed for exports.
The MARD also requested the suspension of food safety inspection and accreditation for Siluriformes fish batches manufactured by the institutions, which have batches of products warned of food unsafety by the US’s authorized agencies.
The suspension will be applied until these manufacturers complete the investigation into relevant causes, take appropriate measures to overcome and satisfy evaluation requirements from the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD).
By Vien Nhu