You may have seen news reports of the outbreak of African swine fever in Vietnam.
While there is no potential harm to humans, the issue currently faced in Hanoi, surrounding provinces and across Vietnam is supply and demand of pork due to containment procedures, culling and bans on distribution issued by agriculture and health authorities to local farms.
Our supplier informed us last Friday that they will not be able to supply us during this week, but we were able to source an alternative supplier that is providing us with certified imported pork only.
Food safety is of paramount importance to Epicure and in turn for our clients and school communities, therefore I want to assure you that Epicure only source product from suppliers that meet food safety certification, standards and health requirements.
We are in constant contact with our suppliers for daily updates and should there be any necessary changes to menus due to supply issues, I will notify the schools’ administration ASAP.
I had discussed a contingency plan for this week’s menu with our UNIS Hanoi kitchen team and will continue to monitor and plan ahead should the need arise to change menus.
Epicure Catering Indochina