Title: Quality control in processing and distribution of frozen basa catfish (Pangasius hypophthalamus) fillets in Vietnam compared to similar process in Iceland

Author(s): Sinh Van Ngo
Type:
Final project
Year of publication:
2008
Publisher:
UNU-FTP
Place of publication:
Reykjavík
Number of pages:
51
Supervisors: Margeir Gissurarson

Abstract

In recent years, the Vietnamese fishery sector has been developing rapidly and has now become one of the key industries with high export turnover. With the world increased requirements and policies on food quality and safety and the expanding global market, the Vietnamese fisheries sector should be able to more than fulfil the basic market requirements. Vietnam has improved every activity in the management of the fisheries sector, producing products of good quality that are safe for human consumption. The changes and improvements are reviewed through laws and regulations and activities of the competent authorities and operations management of processing facilities related to quality control and food safety in the food chain. Based on the comparison of some important indicators related to the fish processing industry between Vietnam and Iceland, the present weak points of Vietnam are identified, aiming to propose further improvement.

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