Health officials find no addictive substance in street food

Head of the Department of Food Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday said that no addictive substances have been found in street food in Hanoi.

After receiving the information of street food in Hanoi containing addictive substances, the Food Administration of Vietnam asked its sub-division, the National Institute of Food Control, to take samples for testing to update the information for consumers.

Following the direction, medical workers from the National Institute of Food Control have taken 15 food samples from street eateries including 5 samples of sausages,  5 samples of steak and 5 fermented pork rolls. Test result showed that no addictive substances was found in most of food samples

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phong said that next time his Department would keep an eye on the matter especially health authorities in big cities to continue supervising food safety and hygiene in restaurants in sidewalk.

Health agencies will enhance information of safe food to people in a bid to cut poisoning and infectious diseases through eating.

By Khanh Nguyen - translated by Uyen Phuong

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