Checking all batches of seafood imported from Taiwan

The Department of Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance under Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced that from December 1, authority will tighten supervision on all batches of seafood imported from Taiwan (China) into the country.

Following a seven-day trip of the Ministry’s inspection team to Taiwan (China) to inspect the food checking network of the foreign country, Vietnam’s authority decided to check food safety quality of batches of seafood which were imported from Taiwan (China) into Vietnam.

Before, in late September, 2015 the Department of Animal Health detected  23 batches of breed Mu fish, shrimp carrying germs; accordingly, Vietnamese authority asked to destroy all the batches. Additionally, tests of frozen fish batches in border gates carried out by departments of animal health showed that the amount of heavy metal Cadmium (Cd) in 2 batches of Taiwan-imported cuttle-fish have exceeded the allowable limits.

By Van Phuc – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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