Health watchdog fines firms boasting use of nutritional supplements

Four firms were fined by the Food Administration of Vietnam for exaggerating the use of their nutritional supplement, said Head of the Administration Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday.


Four companies had to pay administrative fines of nearly VND130 million ($5,582) for their violations.
Health watchdog imposed a fine of VND50 million on International Lotuzz at 4 Truong Quoc Dung Street in Phu Nhuan District because the company’s advert of its Toppy herb on websites and caused misunderstanding that the product is used as drug.
International Pharmaceutical Company at 61A1 Dai Kim Urban Area in Hoang Mai District of Hanoi was fined VND40 million for manufacturing a batch of nutritional supplement “Ginkgo 600” with substandard quality.
In addition to paying fines, violators had to destroy supplements and remove adverts as well as re-post correct information of the products.


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