America postponed the food safety assessment on Vietnamese pangasius
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the United States of Department of Agriculture (USDA) decided to postpone their scheduled business trip to Vietnam to assess the country’s food safety and hygiene control system on the Siluriformes fish.
As scheduled, the assessment would run on March 02-13, mainly on pangasius.
In his letter sent to Mr Nguyễn Như Tiệp, General Director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (Nafiqad) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Doctor Michelle Caitlin of the USDA Office of International Coordination confirmed that FSIS would postpone their scheduled business trip to Vietnam on March 02-13, 2020 and the US would schedule another assessment on Vietnam’s food safety and hygiene control system on pangasius. However, the time and reason for the cancellation were not mentioned in the letter.