MOH to inspect Tan Hiep Phat Company

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has set up a team to carry out a 30-day inspection at a local well-known beverage maker Tan Hiep Phat Company whose located at 219 Binh Duong Boulevard in Thuan An Town of the southern province of Binh Duong regarding to food safety following repeated reports about unusual objects in its soft drinks bottles.

The inspection will begin its mission at the middle of April. Inspectors will oversee the implementation of food safety regulation at the company. From inspection, if inspectors discover shortcoming in policy, they will petition to the government for amending.

Before, on February 13, following the Ministry of Health’s demand,  the provincial Department of Health had set up an inter-department inspection team to supervise the company’s implementation of food safety and production environment.

Inspections conducted in the company after a consumer was prosecuted for taking VND500 million (US$ 23,296) from the company to keep a secret that a product made by Tan Hiep Phat has an insect inside. Later, many other customers also detected the company’s product containing insects in a soft drink produced by Tan Hiep Phat.

However, after the inspection, inspectors from the provincial Department of Health went to the conclusion that there has been no detected food safety violation.

By Duc Trung – translated by Anh Quan

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