Ministry adds Vat Yellow to import ban list

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Monday provided a supplement to the circular on chemicals and antibiotics banned from import, production and use for feed production in Vietnam.

A feed making business in HCMC (Illustrative photo: SGGP)

The revised circular taking effect on the same day adds cancer-causing substances Vat Yellow 1, 2, 3 and 4 to the banned list in breeding.

In addition, Auramine used in textile and dyeing technology has also been listed as forbidden.

Previously on November 12, an inspectorate from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Public Security raided Truong Phu Company in Hai Duong city and found it use Vat Yellow for making cattle and poultry feed.

On the spot, the inspectorate seized 14 kilograms of the substance and took eight samples of the company’s products, which all have been tested positive to lean-meat agent Salbutamol far higher than permissible level.

They have decided to seal off over one ton of feed at the company and fine it for using Vat Yellow in breeding.

By Phuc Hau – Translated by Hai Mien

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