Strict penalty on acts of food violation

The fine amount willincrease for those using unlisted or toxic ingredients to prepare food items

A new law issued by the government recently specifies a very strict maximum penalty fine of VND100 million for anyone indulging in acts of food safety violation.

The law will however cover various levels of such acts with different amounts of penalty fines. Food violators can face revocation of food safety certificates and supervisors will have the authority to seize food samples and related facilities.

Those who use unmarked meats and excessive amounts of unsafe ingredients will be fined VND3-5 million. A penalty fine of VND10-15 million will be inflicted on those using additives with unclear markings and the fine amount may also increase for those using unlisted or toxic ingredients to prepare food items.

By L. Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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