The animal feed market in Vietnam has made positive changes in recent years. In order to ensure the quality of animal feed products of the producers, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently asked the enterprises to publish the quality of products on the website of the Ministry.
At the conference on the situation of production and trading of animal feed and dissemination of some new regulations on management of animal feed organized by the Department of Livestock Production on 28/09/2018 in Hanoi, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Duong, Acting Director of the Department of Livestock Production said that enterprises producing the animal feed products will need to publish the quality of products on the website of MARD and also be responsible for the product announced.
According to Mr. Duong, this is the most outstanding point of Decree No. 123/2018 / ND-CP dated 17/9/2018 of the Government amending and supplementing a number of decrees on investment and business conditions in the field of agriculture. This action will facilitate for animal feed manufacturers as well as improve quality of products in the Vietnamese animal feed market.
As a result, enterprises who have completed the announcement of the quality of finished feed and complete feed (accounting for 90% of the volume of feed products in circulation) and posted on the MARD’s website will be allowed to produce. On the side of the state management agencies, they will make post-inspection to announce the quality of products of the enterprise.
Mr. Nguyen Xuan Duong said: “This change is very progressive, because only some countries like Canada, US … have applied. I think that this will be very supportive for businesses, but the business responsibility will be higher than before by the “case file”. If the enterprise has announced the quality of products, after the post-inspection found violations, they need to take responsibility.
In addition, MARD will also intensify the inspection of supplementary feed (accounting for 10% of the volume of feed products in circulation) due to the high risk of banned substances, industrial chemicals and antibiotics in this product. According to Mr. Duong, this is the application of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution. Currently, consumers just go to the website of MARD to type the name of the feed product, they they can find out the production unit, quality of products, components and users.