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Ministry issues new alert on food safety

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Ministry issues new alert on food safety

QĐND – Friday, December 17, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

The Health Ministry has requested all provinces and cities to strengthen food safety and hygiene activities nationwide by promoting awareness and inspection programmes during the new year festival.

“Consumer demand increases ten-fold during the new year, especially over the traditional holiday period,” said deputy head of the ministry’s Vietnam Food Administration Nguyen Thanh Phong at a press conference in Hanoi Dec. 16.

“To ensure food safety and hygiene during the festive season, we will boost awareness activities targeting food producers, traders and consumers,” he said.

He also added that six inter-sectoral inspection groups would be set up to supervise food safety at markets in Hanoi, HCM City and provinces with border gates.

According to the administration, the country has reported 173 food poisoning cases this year, less than the average annual number of 200 over the last decade. Eighteen cases were reported with 323 people infected during the last quarter of 2010, of which four died due to eating puffer fish.

“Food poisoning is showing signs of reduction as compared with the same period in 2009, however 60 percent of the cases were in domestic outbreaks,” said Phong.

“Most poisoning outbreaks related to poor food preservation or natural toxins found in mushrooms, puffer fish and toads,” added Phong.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

National film festival on traffic safety ends

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 8:19 am

Five films won the golden medals at the 2010 National film festival on traffic safety which closed at the Ho Chi Minh Musuem in Hanoi on November 24.

The opening ceremony of the 2010 National Film Festival on traffic safety is organized in Hanoi on November 22.The pirtures included of “The pain is still there”, “If…”, “Two pains”, “The reality and solution”, and “Ucompleted joy” by the traffic safety departments of the northern province of Bac Ninh, the southern province of Dong Nai, the Secutiry Televison of the notherrn province of Quang Ninh, Ha Giang Province and the central highland province of Buon Ma Thuot.

The organizing board also awarded 10 silver medals and 15 bronze medals to wininng works.

Launched in April, this year’s 8th event themed “Dangers for traffic participants with alcohol use”, drawn 124 movies from 52 cities and provinces throughout the country in five categories: reportage, documentary, science and education, short film, and music.

The film festival was organixed by the National Committee for Traffic Safetyand the Overland – Railroad Traffic Police Department.

Source: SGGP

124 films at national film festival on traffic safety

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm

124 films at national film festival on traffic safety

QĐND – Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

PANO – The National film festival on traffic safety, entitled “Dangers for traffic participants with alcohol use”, organised by National Committee on Traffic Safety, officially opened in Hanoi on November 22nd. 

The three-day festival will screen 124 films with different genres, including reportage, documentary, science and education.

The festival aims to diversify propaganda methods, share experiences as well as solutions to urgent traffic problems.

Awarded films will be copied and saved as documentations to serve for propaganda activities at grassroots level.

Translated by Tran Hoai

Source: QDND

Overseas Vietnamese stars raise public awareness of traffic safety

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 6:20 am

Overseas Vietnamese stars raise public awareness of traffic safety

QĐND – Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 20:54 (GMT+7)

Movie star Kathy Uyen and Australian Idol Thanh Bui were chosen as Goodwill Ambassadors for the public awareness campaign launched by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) in coordination with the HCM City Traffic Safety Committee.

For the first time, Vietnam has joined the event together with more than 100 other nations to remember road accident victims and share the suffering of the injured. The event also helps raise public awareness of road accident deaths and injuries in hopes preventing more road injuries and fatalities.

In 1993, the Road Peace initiated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Accident Victims and on 27 October, 2005, the United Nations endorsed it as a global day to be observed on the third Sunday in November every year. This year’s event was celebrated on Sunday 21, November. 

Kathy Uyen and Thanh Bui will be involved in many activities including visiting road accident victims, meeting with government officials to come up with solutions to prevent road accidents, and raising public awareness of traffic safety via the mass media.

Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Project to raise public awareness of traffic safety

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Conference highlights safety of garment inputs

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm

BP did not put profit before safety on Gulf well: probe

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 6:22 am

Training course on waterway transport safety for children

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Training course on waterway transport safety for children

QĐND – Thursday, October 21, 2010, 19:32 (GMT+7)

A training course to ensure children’s safety on waterway transport opened in the Mekong delta province of An Giang on Oct. 20.

During the three-day training course, 50 provincial police will be briefed of the situation of the country’s waterway accidents over the past years, river transport safety policies and regulations on wharves and transport vehicles.

They will also make a fact-finding tour to river wharves in Long Xuyen city and discuss measures to prevent children drowning, particularly for those who have to go to school by boat.

The course is being held by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry of Transport and Communication and the An Giang Traffic Safety Committee.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Contest to raise public awareness of traffic safety

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Contest to raise public awareness of traffic safety

QĐND – Saturday, August 14, 2010, 20:50 (GMT+7)

A contest entitled “The scourge of traffic accidents- the community’s story” will begin on June 22 to publicize Vietnam’s Road Traffic Law and raise public awareness of traffic safety.  

The contest was announced at a press briefing held in Hanoi on August 13.

The contest will be held in two phases, from June 22 to September 23 and from October 15 to December 30, with 24 prizes including a special prize worth VND 75 million.

To take part in the contest, contestants can write and send messages to switchboard No 8558 or call 1900571531 for further information.

According to the National Traffic Safety Committee, 12,492 traffic accidents were reported in 2009, leaving 11,516 dead and 7,914 injured. Despite a drop in the number of accidents, there was an increase in the number of fatalities and injuries compared to 2008.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Violations on food hygiene and safety at alarming level

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 11:17 am

Food hygiene and safety issues have once again alarmed officials, after over 52,000 businesses did not meet food hygiene and safety standards in just one month. Only half of violators were penalized.

Street food is popular in Hanoi. (Filed photo)

The Food Hygiene and Safety Department under the Ministry of Health reported the results of the 2010 Action Month for Food Hygiene and Safety implementation at a July 27 press conference.

According to Nguyen Thanh Phong, deputy chairman of the department, the number of violations of food hygiene and safety are increasing.

Last month, inspectors checked 210,062 enterprises, mainly food processing and packing plants that trade milk, confectionary and bottled beverages and kitchens within industrial zones.

52,009 of 210,062 were did not meet requirements; 31,000 businesses were found in violation of food and safety standards in the Action Month for Food Hygiene and Safety last year.

Eleven central inspection delegations worked in 33 provinces and cities, uncovering most violations (67.11 percent), while 25 percent of violations were uncovered by local inspection teams.

Although the number of violations is at high level, punishments for food safety violations are still limited, especially at localities throughout the country.

At the press conference, the department also reported that the number of food poisoning victims continued to increase.

To date, there have been 88 food poisoning cases nationwide so far this year, causing 32 casualties and affecting 2,929 people, an increase of 8.9 percent compared to the same period last year, the department said.

Source: SGGP