VietGAP – comprehensive solution for Vietnam pangasius
June 1, 2011 Leave a comment
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), draft of VietGAP (Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices) standards for pangasius is being released for comments and recommendation. It will be then compulsory to apply after its issue.
Importantly, VietGAP standards are designed to meet other international standards such as GlobalGAP and BRC (British Retail Consortium). In addition, pangasius farmers could get free certification services provided by relevant agencies when they satisfy all certification requirements.
“If pangasius farms apply VietGAP standards, Vietnam pangasius production industry could respond to requirements for fish disease control, environment protection, social welfare and tracebility. This helps replace gradually different international standards – GlobalGAP, SQF or ASC…that we have paid much for certification,” agriculture experts said.