Title of document: Vietnam Food Safety Risks Management “Challenges and Opportunities”

Authors: WB Group

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Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: WB Group

Year of publication: 2017

Geographic focus: Vietnam

Main issues / topics addressed (for example: Institutional setup and capacity for food safety management; Key pork and vegetable value chains in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City; Food safety hazards, risk and health impact……)

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In Vietnam, food safety is of great and increasing importance to consumers and policymakers alike. The Government of Vietnam requested the World Bank and other development partners for assistance in assessing food safety risks and in providing policy recommendations on how to improve food safety risk management. To this end, a series of activities, including a literature review, field visits, round-table discussions and interviews with experts and consultations were held between January and July 2016. While food safety was broadly addressed, the emphasis of this review was on domestic urban markets with a special focus on pork and leafy vegetable value chains supplying Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. This report presents the key findings to help identify priorities and practical solutions to address food safety.