VND4.3 bil fines for food safety violations

The Food Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health December 1 said that it has collected nearly VND4.3 billion (US$ 191,153) fines for food safety violations in 11 months of 2015.

Of as violating companies, 201 which broke the food safety advertisement regulation were fined over VND3.35 billion (US$148,921). The Administration also revoked 30 certificates of food safety; 7 certificates for advertising; suspended the circulation of 60 batches of products; and destroyed three sub-standard products and 230 kg of sub-quality products. Inspectors also transferred documents to other agencies for further fines.

By Nguyen Quoc – Translated by Anh Quan

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