YANGON, Myanmar – As part of the AWARE Project, ASSIST Vietnam held three information forums in the first quarter of the year to raise the food safety awareness in the country. These were held in Ywangan, Mandalay, and Shwebo on January 5, January 29, and March 8, respectively.
These events were attended by representatives from relevant sectors, and became a venue for them to share knowledge and exchange best agriculture practices.
“The forums were successful that we received a lot of attention from the government, parliament, private sector, and media,” U Ko Lwin of ASSIST Vietnam noted.
The AWARE Project aims to introduce the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) System and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in the local food sector. The goal is to raise awareness on the need to meet international standards in order to ensure food security and improve quality for domestic and oversea uses.
Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) and a partner for the project, will share its expertise of providing certification services related to food safety.