Additive inspections to continue: Ministry

Vietnam has established inspection teams to monitor cloudy agent additive in the markets across the country, ever since Taiwan disclosed the contamination threat of the Yu Sheng Chemical Co. product, Di-ethylHexyl phthalate (DEHP).

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Vietnam has decided to set up inspection teams to strengthen supervision of the commodity in central cities across the country where consumption of cloudy agent additive from Taiwan would be the highest.

Health inspectors will check the origin of the additive and will destroy the product if detected.

Health authorities will pay unscheduled visits to importers, producers and distributors of the additive, especially on those companies importing Taiwanese products. They will also take samples of additives marked from dubious origins.

The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) has sent a document to its sub-divisions in cities and provinces calling for a strict control of the additive.

Moreover, VFA has updated information on the internet last week to find more contaminated products in the market.

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Source: Vietnam Plus - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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