Food safety watchdog asks to check food safety to Tan Hiep Phat’s products

Following the news that strange creature was found in soft drink bottle of the trademark Number One of Tan Hiep Phat Company, the Food Administration of Vietnam, a part of the Ministry of Health, sent its document to the Department of Health in the southern province of Binh Duong where Tan Hiep Phat Company locates asking to check food safety and hygiene to the manufacturer.

As per the document, the Administration ordered to verify the rumor that one more soft drink bottle of Tan Hiep Phat in Thuan An District of Binh Duong Province has been found containing the body of a fly as well check the manufacturer’s assembly chains.

Inspectors must focus on food safety and hygiene to discover whether the company violates food safety regulations.

In case that if inspectors detect violation, they should impose harsh penalties and publicize the inspection result. The administration is waiting for the inspection result.

Recently, a residents in An Cu Commune in cai Be District of Tien Giang Province in Mekong delta found a body of a fly in  a bottle of Tan Hiep Phat and demanded around VND500 million (US$24,000) in exchange of a Number One bottle with a fly inside. This news caused public concern.

Moreover, lately, another resident in Binh Phong village in Tan My Chanh Commune in My Tho Town of Tien Giang Province also discovered a fly body in Tan Hiep Phat’s bottle of soft drink and he dared not to drink.

By Khanh Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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