Moon cake production village detected violation of food safety regulation

Health inspectors yesterday detected a moon cake production village in Hanoi to breach food safety violation.

While paying unscheduled visit to confectionery handicraft village La Phu in Hanoi’s Hoai Duc district on August 16 ,  Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long and a group of health officials detected violations of food safety and hygiene in the village.

The inspection team discovered unlabeled additive without clear indication of origin at Ngoc Khanh moon cake producer. At Tan Hoang Gia bakery, employees did not wear uniform, mask and gloves as per hygiene regulations; moreover, materials for making cakes contain in dirty painting container and there were many expired cakes in the manufacturer’s second storey.

Deputy Health Minister Long asked the local government  in La Phu District to increase information of food safety to cake producers as well as provide more supervision and penalties on producers which fail to meet the food safety regulation.
Additionally, Mr. Long asked the department of Industry and Trade and the Department of Market Management in Hanoi to list confectionery manufacturers to pay overall inspection.

By Quoc Lap – translated by Anh Quan

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