The Prime Minister has allowed the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to consider a plan to re-import beef from the US.
The PM asked MARD to work with the US Embassy in Hanoi, demonstrating Vietnam’s goodwill toward the opening of its door to the import of US beef.
The PM assigned the Ministry of Health to lay down criteria on food safety and hygiene for this product to be penetrated and circulated in the country.
This is the first time Vietnam has allowed the import of US beef following food poisoning cases caused by the mad cow disease in 2003.
Source : VOV