Country targets

  • Sodium: No targets
  • Sugar: No targets
  • Saturated fat: No targets


Packaged Food Sampling

  • Number of packaged food products: 229
  • Date collected: 2019
  • Nutrient type: Sodium


Data for packaged food was collected from two major supermarkets, VinMart and Lotte Mart, in Hanoi, Vietnam using the FoodSwitch program. FoodSwitch technology was used to capture images of the barcode, front of package, nutrition information panel, ingredients list, brand name, product name, package size, number of servings per package and serving size. This information was collected by systematically scanning supermarket products, with support from a local Vietnamese researcher. Data from the photographs were entered into the FoodSwitch Content Management System. Foods and beverages were sorted using the categorization system established by the Global Food Monitoring Group.

Packaged food and beverage products were categorized into twelve categories for which mean, standard deviation, median, interquartile range, minimum and maximum values of sodium content (mg/100g of product) were calculated. This data was purchased by Resolve to Save Lives from The George Institute of Public Health.

Data source

Not publicly available (collected by The George Institute for Global Health for Resolve to Save Lives in 2019)

Citation: Farrand C, Santos J, Rosewarne E. Vietnam Pilot Shop Survey: Report prepared by The George Institute Global Health for Resolve to Save Lives, 2019. The George Institute for Global Health.


Fraser Taylor

FoodSwitch Managing Director, The George Institute for Global Health

[email protected]

Institution leading data collection

The George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M20, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia