Inspectors from the Food Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health May 24 decided to give an administrative fine of VND200 million (US$ 9,172) to six companies on violation of food safety regulation.
These companies are Hong Vy Commercial Company, Kieu Viet Import-Export Company, Ngay Thang Loi Company, the Southern Basic Chemical Company, Salco Pharmaceutical Company, Viet Nam Trust Commercial Import-Export Company.
Hong Vy Commercial Company located at 6 Do Duc Duc Street in Me Tri Ward in Nam Tu Liem District in Hanoi released advertising leaflets’ the unapproved content of nutritional supplement.
Kieu Viet Import-Export Company at 1331/15/220 Le Duc Tho Street in ward 14 in District Go Vap, HCMC launched advertising of nutritional supplement Super Growth Height on the website whose content is not suitable with what health authority approved.
Ngay Thang Loi Company at 114 Le Lai Street in Nguyen Trai Ward in Ha Dong District, Hanoi was fined because its advertising of two nutritional supplements was not edited before being posted in the website.
The Southern Basic Chemical Company at 22 Ly Tu Trong Street in Ben Nghe Ward in HCMC’s District 1 was fined due to selling expired products.
Besides heavy fines, inspectors asked these companies to remove misguided advertising and collect back all leaflets and guided them how to do as per the current regulations.