Imported veggies tested safe for consumption

Health authorities have verified imported vegetables as safe for consumers.

This was revealed at a meeting focused on food hygiene and safety held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on April 3.

In the first quarter 2014, Vietnam has imported more than one million tons of vegetables from 35 nations. Thirty seven samples were tested safe for consumption. The toxicity of pesticide on the vegetables is at a safe level.

The country imported 203 containers, about 83,000 tons, of meat and seafood products in the first three months of 2014. Most tested safe to eat except for a batch of Chinese animal feed. It failed standards and a new batch will be imported by the company.

By Van Phuc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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