Hung Yen: The conference on connecting the consumption of commercial pigs safely

Published on 02 - 05 - 2019

On April 26, Hung Yen Provincial People's Committee held a conference to connect the consumption of commercial pigs safely. The conference saw the attendance of: Mr. Dang Hoang An, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade; Mr. Do Xuan Tuyen, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Council; Mr. Nguyen Van Phong, Deputy Party Secretary, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; members of the Provincial Standing Committee, leaders of the Provincial People's Committee, Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the province; leaders of districts and city and representatives of pig processing and consumption enterprises; piggery owners and cooperatives in the province.

Delegates witnessed the signing ceremony of the pork consumption record among farms and breeding establishments in the province with pig distributors and consumers.

According to the report of functional sector, the province now has more than 500 thousand pigs. Every month, farms and cooperatives averagely produce 9-10 thousand tons of pork. The consumption of pigs and pork products is mainly done by private traders. Since February, 2019, Hung Yen province suffered from African swine fever, the pig consumption has faced many difficulties. The output of slaughtering and consumption in the province is only about 80-85 tons / day, mainly in the establishments which have been granted the certificate of food safety. The highest price of live hog in October, 2018 was up to 48 thousand / kg, however, due to the impact of African swine fever, the price of live hog dropped to only 30-32 thousand VND / kg.

At the conference, delegates, businesses, farm owners and managers discussed and offered some solutions to boost the consumption of commercial pigs in the coming time. In particular, regarding the products consumption, the Department of Industry and Trade offered such solutions as: In the immediate time, the whole province continues to focus on effectively implementing synchronous solutions to zone, quarantine and stop African swine fever in the area; promote the propaganda; well organize the quarantine and testing activities, allow the circulation and slaughtering of healthy and safe pigs, facilitate the safe pigs trading, transporting and slaughtering in the locality; focus on connecting and searching the consumers to expeditiously sell the number of pigs that have reached the time of finishing, reducing losses for farmers. The province needs to review and re-evaluate the capacity of pig breeding in the area; transform the scattered breeding model into the concentrated one, raise the livestock quality, meeting the requirements of high quality and large quantity contracts; build a network of food safety and hygiene control for slaughtering and distribution systems, aim at 100% of meat consumed through slaughter system and retailing with the certificate of origin... 

Delegates visited the booths introducing and selling commercial pork at the conference

Speaking at the conference, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Minh Quang suggested that the branches, localities, pig breeding and slaughtering establishments should continue to drastically implement measures to prevent African swine fever and soon successfully control the epidemic in the province. At the same time, to suggest functional units, press and media agencies to promote the propagation of safe pork processing, provide proper and sufficient information for consumers and distributors, contributing to promoting the consumption. In the short term, the Industry and Trade sector needs to build safe pork selling points in the centers of districts, city, wholesale markets, populated areas so that consumers trust to buy pork. In the long term, the agricultural sector needs to build a safe breeding chain and a chain of safe food consumption, which link from breeding to food supply and consumption; link the province's safe commercial pork products to the distribution systems throughout the country through the Domestic Market Development Scheme in association with the campaign of Vietnamese people prioritize using Vietnamese goods...

At the conference, the signing ceremony of the pork consumption record among farms and breeding facilities in the province was held with the traders, business supermarket channels and collective kitchens in the province.


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