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Food safety in Vietnam: where we are at and what we can learn from international experiences

Overview of attention for article published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty, February 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#49 of 893)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
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2 blogs
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2 policy sources
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5 tweeters
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Title
Food safety in Vietnam: where we are at and what we can learn from international experiences
Published in
Infectious Diseases of Poverty, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40249-017-0249-7
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Authors

Hung Nguyen-Viet, Tran Thi Tuyet-Hanh, Fred Unger, Sinh Dang-Xuan, Delia Grace

Abstract

Food-borne diseases are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam as a result of repeated episodes of adulterated and unsafe food. In this paper, we provide some perspectives on food safety in Vietnam from the point of view of an international research institution working on food safety with partners in the country. We argue that one of the key issues of food safety in Vietnam is that certain food value chain stakeholders lack ethics, which leads to the production and trading of unsafe foods in order to make profits irrespective of adverse health effects on consumers. In turn, the shortfall in ethical behaviours around food can be attributed to a lack of incentives or motivating factors.Although food safety causes panic in the population, it is unclear how much contaminated food contributes to the burden of food-borne diseases and food poisonings in Vietnam. However, globally, the biggest health problem associated with food are infections from consuming food contaminated with viruses, bacteria or parasites. A major food safety challenge is the inappropriate way of communicating food risks to the public. Another key constraint is the inherent difficulty in managing food in wet markets and from smallholder production. On the other hand, local foods, and local food production and processing are an important cultural asset as well as being essential to food safety, and these aspects can be put at risk if food safety concerns motivate consumers to purchase more imported foods.In this paper, we also discuss good experiences in food safety management from other countries and draw lessons learnt for Vietnam on how to better deal with the current food safety situation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Kenya 1 <1%
Unknown 192 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 17%
Researcher 28 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 12%
Student > Bachelor 16 8%
Lecturer 9 5%
Other 33 17%
Unknown 50 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 11%
Social Sciences 14 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 14 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 12 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 6%
Other 57 30%
Unknown 62 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 October 2022.
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