Food safety inspection teams set up

The National Food Safety Inter-Department ordered the provincial & city's people’s committees nationwide to tighten management over food safety to protect consumers’ health and ensure obedience of the law.

Accordingly, local governments have to set up food safety inspection teams to keep an eye on importers, manufacturers of additives, preservatives and flavorings. Especially health watchdogs should pay attention to small packaging businesses and take samples for testing quality.

Violators will receive harsh penalties and the name of the violating companies will be publicized in media.

On the other hand, the departments of health; agriculture and rural development in coordination with related agencies provide information of food safety to residents to raise people’s awareness.

Local government should inform the dangers of using banned chemicals in preparing food and planting. All acts of using banned ingredients or preservatives without clear indication of origin are prohibited, added the National Food Safety Inter-Department.

By Khanh Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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