The Cooperative Union of Agricultural Consumption (UCA) opened three safe farm produce supermarkets in Hanoi. The stores are located at No.6 Duong Dinh Nghe Street, No.6 Tran Thai Tong Street, and 36B HH3A Linh Dam urban area.
The UCA which is coordinating about 200 cooperatives in Vietnam plans to build between 50 and 100 safe farm produce supermarkets in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other municipalities nationwide by 2017. The farm produce sold in these new UCA supermarkets is strictly controlled by the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) throughout production, harvest, processing and packaging stages. VCA claims that products’ origin can thus be clearly traced.
In addition to providing safe food to consumers and marketing opportunities for their partner cooperatives, this move also aims to provide visitors with knowledge about residues of pesticides, preservatives and other banned substances in food.
Source: The Hanoitimes - https://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2016/11/safe-farm-supermarkets-opened-in-hanoi/