Consumers confused of nutritional supplements due to advertising

A seminar on management of nutritional supplement was held by the Ho Chi Minh City of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, yesterday.

According to the municipal Department of Food Safety, related agencies discovered violations in sales and advertising of nutritional supplement. 

35 percent of violation was that the labeling is not matched with what stamped at registered document; 17 percent of nutritional supplement importers boasted of nutritional supplement use.

Dr. Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai, deputy chairwoman of the municipal Department of Food Safety, said that advertisings of nutritional supplements on websites or newspapers are capricious and loosely managed causing misunderstanding among consumers that they are medications.

By Tuong Lam - Translated by Anh Quan

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