On the results of the “Strengthening agri-food product barcode-based traceability in the GMS region stakeholders consultation” dated 18th January 2018 in Hanoi, with the aim of identifying a typical value chain, identifying the need and desirability of implementing GS1 traceability system, identifying the demand for facilities, capacity and investment items to participate in the pilot project of applying GS1 numbering and bar coding in food traceability funded by ADB. The project management board identified one capable enterprise together with related units in the supplying chain who desire to joint the project, that is TH Da Lat Dairy Joint Stock Company.
On the days from April 11th to April 13th 2018 in Hanoi, the training was held for 30 selected participants from the local parties in the supply chain of TH Da Lat Dairy Joint Stock Company, especially with the participation of farmers from Da Lat. Attending the training, there were representatives from the Plant Protection Department, relevant officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and some solution providers. Lecturer is a technical expert of GS1 Vietnam. Solutions companies also have opportunity to introduce their GS1 standards-based traceability systems. With the expertise and enthusiasm, the experts have supported and coordinated with the project management board to successfully organize the training. The training content and open discussions within the framework of the program has helped participants understand the issues involved. The representatives of TH group have asked many questions about traceability to clarify many technical issues in practice. TH group also has a very good background and expertise in the field of food traceability. Therefore, there are many advantages in exchanging concerned information. However, due to the restrictions of the program duration, there are still many other things that the parties need to continue to discuss.
At the end of the training, the Director General of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) Tran Van Vinh, GS1 Vietnam CEO, signed the Certificate of attendance and completed the training course for trainees. The pilot management board is preparing one final report on the results of the training to ADB with the proposal for early granting budget for the third phase: piloting the implementation of agri-food product GS1 barcode-based traceability system on the supply chain of TH Da Lat Dairy Joint Stock Company.