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Can Tho province: Long Giang custard tea has the potential to meet 5- Star OCOP standard

Thứ sáu, 12-11-2021 | 10:38GMT+7
OVN - For a long time, custard has been known as a rare medicine, widely used in folk to help prevent and support the treatment of many digestive diseases, osteoarthritis pain. Not only fruits but also seeds, shells and leaves are actively exploited in agricultural production and serving export needs by local people, especially relatives in the Mekong Delta. Realizing the above potential, SumoFood Vietnam Co., Ltd (Can Tho) has cooperated with farmers in Hau Giang and Vinh Long provinces to produce custard tea with the brand name of Long Giang, which meets the 4-star OCOP quality standard.
In recent years, the trend of favoring clean, safe and healthy products has always been the top priority for consumers. Recognizing the potential of agricultural product development in the Mekong Delta, Sumofood Vietnam Co., Ltd. (settled in Ninh Kieu, Can Tho City) has supported and advised the local people to develop organic-oriented agriculture. In addition, the enterprise also cooperates with them in a new direction of agricultural production, builds safe raw materials, directly invests in science and technology in production process, and makes full use of local custard to the production of Long Giang tea.

Custard is grown and cared for organically with a strict technical process from flowering to harvesting, ensuring that the product has met proper standards before being transferred to the preliminary workshop. Products from clean agriculture are not only high value, bring in good profits to farmers, but also help them change the traditional methods with low efficiency, reduce the risk of pests, crop loss and price volatility. Currently, with more than 5 hectares of custard gardens in Hoa My Commune, Phung Hiep District, Hau Giang Province, and associated planting areas in Vinh Long, Can Tho, SumoFood is committed to providing a steady supply of 20 tons of finished tea per year. 

Long Giang custard tea is 100% processed from fresh custard meat grown from seeds, undergoing such stages as: peeling, slicing, chopping, exposing in the membrane house, and drying and stirring it around by the modern system. It’s an  axial system used for production according to HACCP (short for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). Therefore, the product has uniform quality, well keeping the characteristic flavor.

Thanks to the effectiveness and quality of tea products, Can Tho People's Committee organized a ranking of Long Giang custard tea products of SumoFood Vietnam Co., Ltd. meeting OCOP standards with a high score (88/100) of over 4-star on June 28, 2021 and Long Giang Custard Tea has been also assessed the growth potential of becoming the 5-star OCOP product in the future.

Mr. Hoa Doan, Director of SumoFood Vietnam Co., Ltd. shared that with the motto of always accompanying customers and farmers, the enterprise is committed to providing the best eco friendly and affordable products for the domestic markets, meeting the core values set out. Currently, SumoFood Vietnam is continuing to diversify products, improve packaging and quality of service. They also actively participate in e-commerce sites, fair programs aimed at widely promoting Long Giang Custard Tea to domestic and foreign consumers.
Huynh Kha

Từ Khóa : Can Tho province, Long Giang custard tea, has the potential to meet 5- Star OCOP standard, OCOP Viet Nam

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