The extensive use of antibiotics has led to residue being found in different foods in the domestic market as well as in shrimp exports from Vietnam, which are often returned by foreign customers. This affects the reputation and brand of Vietnamese shrimp. Which business, therefore, can be confident in claiming that their products are 100 per cent safe.
Antibiotic-free shrimp farming is now common around the world and produces high quality and safe products. Vietnam has gradually applied different farming models, with commitments made to not use antibiotics or banned substances, or ending the use of antibiotics for a certain period prior to harvesting. Though antibiotics have been discontinued for a while, they remain in different types of shrimp, which can affect human health.
Consumers are now more and more interested in products that are antibiotic-free throughout the farming process and that are traceable.
For the last 20 years, the corporation has invested in each segment to integrate the value chain, from broodstock to seedstock and aquafeed to the final product on the consumer’s table.
From the early days, Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation chose to cooperate with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia in establishing a selective breeding program to produce the first lines of broodstock specifically bred for Vietnam’s environment. In addition to the US, Singapore, and Thailand, Vietnam is now also proud of no longer being dependent on broodstock sources, creating a sustainable direction for the industry and contributing to changing Vietnam’s position on the world shrimp map. This is also key to producing high-tech shrimp seed, and improving the success rate and profit for farmers.
Not only investing in the seedstock segment, Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation is also focusing on the shrimp farming segment. It currently has three hi-tech shrimp farming and production complexes on an area of more than 1,000 ha in key areas, including Bac Lieu and Binh Dinh provinces, and, especially, a super-intensive large scale farming model in greenhouses. The “Sustainable VUS” shrimp farming model does not use antibiotics and focuses on saving water, especially in waste treatment. This is a sustainable direction for the environment, improving product value, and should be extended more strongly in the shrimp farming community.
Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation is a pioneer in seafood and pursues a commitment to raise shrimp that are 100 per cent antibiotic-free throughout the farming process. With sustainability in mind regarding people, the environment, and Vietnam’s shrimp industry, the Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation provides the market with the best shrimp products, guaranteeing traceability and with food safety and hygiene meeting the strictest standards of famous markets around the world, such as Japan, the US, and elsewhere.
Viet - Uc has deployed a shrimp farming model free of antibiotics called the “Sustainable VUS” high-tech shrimp farming model. This uses microorganisms to improve water quality, treat toxic nitrogen-based and other substances through adding beneficial bacteria from other sources, or take advantage of available microorganisms in the culture process.
In the near future, Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation will actively close the value chain with processing plants making export products. This is because it is deeply aware that the process of investing in outstanding technologies from the first stage to the final product on the consumer’s table is the only way to be able to supply perfect shrimp to the market. The Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation deserves its reputation as a leader in the industry, and is expected to be a major contributor to Vietnam’s shrimp industry for the foreseeable future.
Our ultimate and most practical goal in the past 20 years of investment is to deliver our Perfect Shrimp products to consumers with traceability, food safety, and hygiene.
All of our investment efforts go hand-in-hand with the desire that Vietnamese people can access and will feel assured every time they use high-quality foods.
In this noble spirit, on our 20th anniversary, the Group is ready to play a part in contributing to helping people overcome the challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, through the direct donation of quality shrimp to people in quarantine areas in Ho Chi Minh City and Bac Lieu.
A total of over 4 tons of shrimps from the Viet Uc High-tech Shrimp Production Complex in Bac Lieu were personally delivered by the Viet Uc team to each house, each neighborhood, and even through the Zero-Dong Market. This activity is really meaningful and practical at this time, not only supporting a quality meal for people but, more significantly, spreading the love and noble human values of Vietnamese people.
Furthermore, Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation hopes to play a small role together with the frontline medical team in fighting the pandemic. In this war against the coronavirus, hospitals and frontline medical staff deserve care and support as well as encouragement to join the community to overcome this pandemic “storm”. Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation has directly reached every hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan, and many other provinces to learn more about their essential needs for the timely and practical donation of medical equipment ranging from Fisher & Paykel (New Zealand) High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) systems for provinces, to Biomed Devices (USA) special multi-function ventilators for hot spots in Ho Chi Minh City, 3M respirators, and class-3 protective gears.
Viet - Uc Seafood Corporation’s activities over the last 20 years have always been aimed at contributing value to the community. Also, in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, our actions are wholeheartedly taken for the sole purpose of supporting the community to overcome this difficult period and strongly count on victory.