Experts have urged policymakers to create a dedicated website that would include information about businesses that sell unsafe food.
The call to publicly identify businesses that violate food-safety guidelines comes at a time when the number of food-poisoning cases has increased dramatically.
Dr Nguyen Khac Hung, head of the Institute of Psychology and Law Education, said such a list should be based on information from various agencies as well as quality and safety standards established for each product chain in the market.
Hung spoke at a workshop about food safety and hygiene held in HCM City last Friday. He urged consumers to learn more about food safety through newspapers, the internet, TV and radio. He said the media played an essential role in informing readers about food-safety issues.