After more than three years of negotiations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the US Department of Agriculture has finally accepted Vietnam's pangasius food safety control system, reports Vietnam's Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.

Phung Duc Tien, Vietnam's deputy prime minister of agriculture and rural development called US market requirements among the strictest in the world, and said that this proved Vietnam met its standards.

The department had been working with stakeholders in Vietnam to develop a system according to the US Farm Bill 2014 for several years.