Ho Chi Minh City

Food safety inspectors check milk quality

Inspectors from HCMC Department of Health, Department of Justice and Food Safety Management Board yesterday paid a visit to Vietnamese largest dairy producer Vinamilk’s plant to take milk sample for testing.

Inspectors talk to milk plant managers about production procedure (Photo: SGGP)

Inspectors talk to milk plant managers about production procedure (Photo: SGGP)

The move is needed to make sure the quality of milk provided for schools in the city.
the mega plant located in My Phuoc 2 Industrial Park in the southern province of Binh Duong is chosen to make milk for schools in the country. It provides 800 million milk liters per year and will provide 1.2 billion milk liters per year in the next two years.
So far, Vinamilk has operated 13 production plants, 12 farms including two European-standard organic dairy farms. Regarding consumer market, the giant milk producer has sold its dairy and dairy products in 52 nations in the world earning US$200 billion yearly while it covers the local market even in remote areas.
Hanoi spends VND1,300 billion ( $ 56 million ) annually on the school milk program; HCMC is thought to exceed the capital city in expenditure on milk in school thanks to its large market.
The Property Auction Service Center under HCMC Justice Department selected Vinamilk to be supplier for the milk school program after one month bid evaluation. Vinamilk pledged to offer 20 percent discount for the program, helping to save VND24 billion for the city state budget.
From November 1, over 250,000 preschoolers and first graders in 10 districts will enjoy glass of milk everyday.
The school milk program was launched in 2016. It aims to provide all children in pre-schools and primary schools with milk everyday to reduce malnutrition, improve their health and physical strength and contribute to human resources in the future.

By MINH XUAN - Translated by DAN THUY

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