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Have Pangasius farms been inspected and certified?
October 08, 2015, 03:41 PM

Yes, they have!

To avoid and control the use of chemicals and antibiotics in aquaculture and pangasius farming in particular, the NAFIQAD has implementing since 1999 the National Monitoring Program for certain harmful substances residues in aquaculture fish and carrying out inspections on veterinary and hygiene conditions, in line with Vietnamese regulations. The program is monthly carried out. The program result has not detected or detected below MRLs for contaminants residues (heavy metals, pesticides...). The Program has regularly been inspected by competent authorities of the EU,USACanada... that gave also good evaluation on organizational structure, legislation system and practical control.

Up to now, nearly 3,000 hectares (around 50 percent) of pangasius farming area have been receiving different sustainable certificates:  GlobalGAP, AquaGAPBAP, SQF-1000, ASC...

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