MoH asks to inspect company over food scandal

The Food Administration  of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health (MoH), sent a document to the Department of Health in the southern province of Binh Duong asking to liaise with related agencies to investigate Phu Nhat Hao Company which had used perishable foodstuff to cook meals for students.

Immediately after parents of a student in Long Binh Primary School in Bau Bang District of the Southern Province of Binh Duong detected a foul odor and a vehicle of the company transporting perishable foodstuff  for cooking meals for students, the Food Administration asked the Health Department to inspect Phu Nhat Hao and kitchen of the primary school.

Inspection including inspecting their food supplies and processing methods; taking food samples for test. If inspectors discover any wrongdoing, they must issue strict penalties as per regulation and publicize on media.

After receiving the tip from inhabitants that a vehicle of the company transported perishable foodstuff for cooking meals for students, leaders from People’s Committee in Bau Bang District on March 5 were quick to set up an inter-department inspection team for checking at Phu Nhat Hao.

Inspectors smelt an awful whiff coming from around 80 kilogram of fish and animal fat and spoiled vegetables. Worse, inspectors decided to destroy 12 kilogram of pork without certificates of origin.

The primary school has 774 pupils, of which 650 have registered for the lunch at school.

By Duc Trung – translated by Uyen Phuong

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