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Saigon Rolls out QR Code Program to Provide Information on Safe Produce

In addition to pork products, Saigon’s veggies are now getting the QR code treatment.

Just a month after the city announced a new app which tracks the origin of locally purchased pork, Saigon has rolled out yet another pilot program to inform consumers about the produce they purchase, reports Tuoi Tre.

Beginning earlier this month, shoppers in select local supermarkets can now check the origin of their vegetables by using a QR code printed on the produce’s packaging to learn where and when the vegetables were grown, when they were packaged and distributed, and whether any pesticides or fertilizers were used in their production.

The program, created by the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, is in a trial stage until the end of March. The following month, a full rollout of the program will expand this QR code system to all VietGAP-certified co-ops in Saigon.

[Photo via Tuoi Tre]

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