Ho Chi Minh City is going to ban all pork meat without origin traceability from July 31 to improve the food safety in Vietnam. A plan to allow to trace the source of pork via a mobile app was already applied during the last past five months on the Binh Dien and Hoc Mon wholesale market and received positive feedback.
In the very near future, customers in HCMC will be able to track the journey of a piece of pork meat from farms to slaughterhouses to markets or supermarkets by scanning a QR-coded label on the meat package. From July 31 Ho Chi Minh City will officially apply its control on the pork meat sold in all local markets, barring those that fail to be tracked. Imported pork will soon be subject to the same requirements.
From September 1 poultry and eggs will also follow a similar scheme. The two months test period will start this week. All information as the origin, the day the chicken was born, the type of poultry food, and vaccines used during their growth will be traceable.