[Vietnam Livestock Magazine] – On September 18, 2019, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Industry and Trade hosted the 3rd Vietnam Outstanding Rural Industrial Products at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi. At the ceremony, Vietnam Food Joint Stock Company’s (VNF’s) shrimp protein hydrolysate product was officially certified as a 2019 national outstanding rural industrial.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Uong Chu Luu – Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly; Mr. Cao Quoc Hung – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade…
According to the local Department of Industry and Trade (Ministry of Industry and Trade), the outstanding rural industrial products selected will significantly promote the industrial agricultural industry/program. Awards are bestowed according to one of four levels: District, Province, Region, and National. In total, 110 Outstanding Rural Industrial products were awarded across all categories and levels, by the adjudicating council according to prescribed criterion. Product award categories include:
– Agricultural processing
– Forestry and fishery
– Food commodities
– Equipment and machinery
– Tools and mechanical accessories
On behalf of the entire VNF team, VNF’s General Director Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Nga accepted the national award bestowed on VNF’s Shrimp Protein Hydrolysate.
Speaking to a Vietnam Livestock Magazine reporter, Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Nga believes this great honor for VNF will also serve as further recognition of the value of the shrimp co-products industry. “Achieving this certification is both a testament to VNF’s persistent efforts in improving the quality of its products, as well as motivation for VNF’s entire team to continue developing more products and applications to meet the growing international and domestic demand”.
Not only limited to the animal feed industry, VNF’s Shrimp Protein Hydrolysate can be applied in the following industries: human food, pharmaceutical, and for (organic) fertilizer.
Compared to similar products on the market, VNF’s Shrimp Protein Hydrolysate possesses unique and advantageous features, including stimulating animals’ appetite, faster weight gain, reduced FCR (Feed Conversion Rate), reduced stress, increased survival rate. According to a recent analysis by Novozymes, Shrimp Hydrolysate Protein has a low molecular weight (less than 500 Dalton accounts for over 93%), thereby helping increase animals’ resistance to, overall boosting economic efficiency and profits for farmers.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Nga also noted that scientific analysis has proven the abundance of nutrients within shrimp co-products (heads, shrimp shells), which can then be utilized to create value-added products for various different industries. Currently, shrimp co-products are predominantly considered an environmental burden as discharge from production causes odor and pollution of water sources and land. Recognizing opportunities for development, VNF pioneered a new industry to manage both the discarded shrimp shell and the protein.
VNF’s journey began with intensive investments in infrastructure, equipment, and R&D. 5 years later, VNF is now considered to be the leading shrimp by-products processor, with two large production factories located in the Mekong Delta region to ensures stable and close raw materials supply. VNF’s advanced production process involves continuous production coordination and automation to efficiently reduce cost and increase profits. International product and production standards (EU, ISO, GMP, HACCP, Halal) are strictly followed to ensure the health and safety of all human and animal consumers. All of these factors have contributed to VNF’s rapid success, which serves as a solid foundation as VNF continues to systematically optimize its value chain, production, and product development in order to meet increasing global across many industries.
Vietnam Livestock Magazine