Five nutritional supplement businesses fined for violations

The Vietnam Food Administration under the Ministry of Health has decided to issue administrative fines to five businesses to sell nutritional supplement because these companies violated safe food regulation.

VTC biological Company's product Hong Van Linh (Photo: SGGP)

VTC biological Company's product Hong Van Linh (Photo: SGGP)

These companies had improper advertising for their products or put advertisements without responsible agencies’ permits.
Along with fines, the Administration forced them to remove incorrect advertisements and rectify its advertisement on the website, take back violating products with wrong labels and destroy the products.
Goldhealth Pharmaceutical Vietnam was fined VND25 million ($1,099) for its incorrect advertisement of three products including TPBVSK GHV KSOL, GHV BONE, GENK STF in the website,, with the content approved by the authority.
Gia Phat Pharmaceutical and Commercial Company was also fined VND25 million because it had not sent the product for annual test.
The Joint Venture USA received a fine of VND37 million because it had not sent the product for annual test and the product label’s content violated the regulation.
Phuc Vinh Pharmaceutical Company was fined VND65 million because its product’s advertisement on the website had not censored by health authority and the advertising misled people that the supplement can be used a medication.
VTC biological Company was fined VND40 million for false advertising on the website without authority’s censor and its products has not been tested annually.
Inspectors collected fines worth VND192 million ($8,446).

By QUOC LAP – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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