Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has decided to stop the implementation of circulars relating to the provisions of meat and by-products stored at room temperature only sold within 8 hours.
According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Diep Kinh Tan, meat and animal products will continue to remain current business methods that are not bound by regulations not be sold after 8 hours of slaughter (Circular 33).
In addition, the Ministry also conducted from 34 provisions poultry business establishments have separate locations for residential treatment facilities, preserved eggs in cold temperatures appropriate; sanitation, waste treatment; egg wash, disinfect before selling ...
Earlier, the Ministry of Agriculture issued from 33 and 34 (entry into force on 3/9) to tighten food safety for meat and by-products, eggs and poultry. Once issued, the two circular faced opposition from many businesses, small businesses across the country.
According to the Minister of Agriculture Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, it is necessary to tighten food safety, but do not be hasty. Issued two circulars had to happen some negligence, to learn from experience.
"In science, international standards, this provision may be appropriate, but the actual conditions in Vietnam not allowed; should consider to ensure the implementation of cum minimize negative impacts on operation of the business ", Minister Phat said.