Soon after food watchdog in China said that police in the southern province of Guangdong made the discovery of yoghurt candy tainted with melamine, the Food Administration of Vietnam carried out tests on the product; however, no melamine was discovered.
The Food Administration of Vietnam August 24 said that it has asked the National Institute for Food Control and the Ministry of Health’s Institute of Hygiene and Public Health in Ho Chi Minh City to test the products taken from markets in Hanoi and HCMC.
The two institutes took 18 candy samples including eight being domestically manufactured and ten made in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia in Hanoi and HCMC. Tests result showed that 17 samples over 18 contained no melamine. One product has melamine with the content of 0,093 mg per kilogram. The maximum amount of melamine allowed in foods is 2.5 mg per kilogram as per the Ministry’s regulation.
Though there has been no discovery of melamine in confectionery, the food watchdog in coordination with other related agencies to update the information to warn consumers soon.