Contaminated cashew not licensed in Vietnam

Health authority of Vietnam confirmed that Vietnam has not licensed the US contaminated cashews.

The Food Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health yesterday said that right after receiving the information of the withdrawal of contaminated dried cashew, the administration checked the registration procedures.

Since January 1, 2012 to date, the administration has not issued food safety permission to the cashew made by the US Grand BK Company in Maspeth in New York which was announced to remove 450 packages of dried cashew contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

However, to ensure consumers’ health condition, the administration will keep a close watch on the product and continue updating related matter to consumers.

Before, from the US health authority,  Grand BK was asked to remove 450 packages of dried cashew contaminated with Salmonella bacteria from supermarket shelves. These products have been labeled  GOODIES BY NATURE RAW CASHEWS 9oz and has expiry April 29, 2016 to May 2, 2016 with bar code UPC 846034010055.

Salmonella is a bacterium that infects the intestines and causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. in some people the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In those patients, the salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. Infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

By Quoc Lap – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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