Vietnam: Tougher penalties needed to stamp out food violators

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Vietnam: Tougher penalties needed to stamp out food violators

By RJ Whitehead

A lack of tougher penalties and shortage of staff are hindering local authorities’ attempts to tighten control over businesses that violate food safety laws as more samples of meat, vegetables and seafood fail to meet hygiene and quality standards.

What push would EU firms need to change supply chains? Photo credits AR Harrison-Dunn

Seaweed in focus

What will it take to make Indonesian seaweed competitive?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn, reporting from Indonesia

Indonesia has ambitious plans to add value to its seaweed industry – but its success could depend on the outcome of an ongoing tug-of-war between industry and government.

Destroyed illicit boats to become

Indonesian navy sinks illegal fishing boats

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The new Indonesian government has blown up around 30 boats fishing illegally to send a strong message on sustainability, Indonesia’s director general for Fisheries Product Processing and Marketing at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF)...

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Region in focus

Dateline Southeast Asia

By Richard Whitehead

Malaysia joins the food secure, though far behind Singapore


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