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Food safety in Vietnam: where we are at and what we can learn from international experiences.

Abstract Food-borne diseases are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam as a result of repeated episodes of adulterated and unsafe food. In this paper, we provide some perspectives on food safety in Vietnam from the point of view of an international research institution working on food safety with partners in the country. We argue that one of the key issues of food safety in Vietnam is that certain food value chain stakeholders lack ethics, which leads to the production and trading of unsafe foods in order to make profits irrespective of adverse health effects on consumers. In turn, the shortfall in ethical behaviours around food can be attributed to a lack of incentives or motivating factors.Although food safety causes panic in the population, it is unclear how much contaminated food contributes to the burden of food-borne diseases and food poisonings in Vietnam. However, globally, the biggest health problem associated with food are infections from consuming food contaminated with viruses, bacteria or parasites. A major food safety challenge is the inappropriate way of communicating food risks to the public. Another key constraint is the inherent difficulty in managing food in wet markets and from smallholder production. On the other hand, local foods, and local food production and processing are an important cultural asset as well as being essential to food safety, and these aspects can be put at risk if food safety concerns motivate consumers to purchase more imported foods.In this paper, we also discuss good experiences in food safety management from other countries and draw lessons learnt for Vietnam on how to better deal with the current food safety situation.
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Authors

Mayor MeshTerms

Consumer Product Safety

Food Safety

Food Supply

Keywords

Economic impact

Food safety

Health risk

Risk communication

Vietnam

Journal Title infectious diseases of poverty
Publication Year Start




PMID- 28209208
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DA  - 20170217
DCOM- 20170228
LR  - 20170228
IS  - 2049-9957 (Electronic)
IS  - 2049-9957 (Linking)
VI  - 6
IP  - 1
DP  - 2017 Feb 16
TI  - Food safety in Vietnam: where we are at and what we can learn from international 
      experiences.
PG  - 39
LID - 10.1186/s40249-017-0249-7 [doi]
AB  - Food-borne diseases are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam as a result of
      repeated episodes of adulterated and unsafe food. In this paper, we provide some 
      perspectives on food safety in Vietnam from the point of view of an international
      research institution working on food safety with partners in the country. We
      argue that one of the key issues of food safety in Vietnam is that certain food
      value chain stakeholders lack ethics, which leads to the production and trading
      of unsafe foods in order to make profits irrespective of adverse health effects
      on consumers. In turn, the shortfall in ethical behaviours around food can be
      attributed to a lack of incentives or motivating factors.Although food safety
      causes panic in the population, it is unclear how much contaminated food
      contributes to the burden of food-borne diseases and food poisonings in Vietnam. 
      However, globally, the biggest health problem associated with food are infections
      from consuming food contaminated with viruses, bacteria or parasites. A major
      food safety challenge is the inappropriate way of communicating food risks to the
      public. Another key constraint is the inherent difficulty in managing food in wet
      markets and from smallholder production. On the other hand, local foods, and
      local food production and processing are an important cultural asset as well as
      being essential to food safety, and these aspects can be put at risk if food
      safety concerns motivate consumers to purchase more imported foods.In this paper,
      we also discuss good experiences in food safety management from other countries
      and draw lessons learnt for Vietnam on how to better deal with the current food
      safety situation.
FAU - Nguyen-Viet, Hung
AU  - Nguyen-Viet H
AUID- ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9877-0596
AD  - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Room 301-302, B1 Building, Van
      Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
      [email protected]
FAU - Tuyet-Hanh, Tran Thi
AU  - Tuyet-Hanh TT
AD  - Centre for Public Health and Ecosystem Research, Hanoi University of Public
      Health, 1A Duc Thang Road, North Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam.
FAU - Unger, Fred
AU  - Unger F
AD  - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Room 301-302, B1 Building, Van
      Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
FAU - Dang-Xuan, Sinh
AU  - Dang-Xuan S
AD  - Centre for Public Health and Ecosystem Research, Hanoi University of Public
      Health, 1A Duc Thang Road, North Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam.
FAU - Grace, Delia
AU  - Grace D
AD  - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Room 301-302, B1 Building, Van
      Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20170216
PL  - England
TA  - Infect Dis Poverty
JT  - Infectious diseases of poverty
JID - 101606645
RN  - 0 (Pesticides)
SB  - IM
MH  - *Consumer Product Safety/standards
MH  - Food Contamination/prevention & control
MH  - Food Industry/ethics
MH  - Food Microbiology
MH  - *Food Safety
MH  - *Food Supply
MH  - Foodborne Diseases/epidemiology/*etiology/microbiology/virology
MH  - Humans
MH  - International Cooperation
MH  - Legislation, Food
MH  - Pesticides
MH  - Public Health/economics/education/legislation & jurisprudence
MH  - Risk Assessment
MH  - Risk Factors
MH  - Vietnam
PMC - PMC5314466
OTO - NOTNLM
OT  - Economic impact
OT  - Food safety
OT  - Health risk
OT  - Risk communication
OT  - Vietnam
EDAT- 2017/02/18 06:00
MHDA- 2017/03/01 06:00
CRDT- 2017/02/18 06:00
PHST- 2016/04/13 [received]
PHST- 2017/01/20 [accepted]
AID - 10.1186/s40249-017-0249-7 [doi]
AID - 10.1186/s40249-017-0249-7 [pii]
PST - epublish
SO  - Infect Dis Poverty. 2017 Feb 16;6(1):39. doi: 10.1186/s40249-017-0249-7.

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