Unsafe products to be destroyed: Inspectors

Since the food safety violations has become rampant lately, Nguyen Thanh Phong, head of the Department of Foodstuff Safety, said that in May and June, his department liaising with related agencies will set up two teams to inspect selling and importing food additives and materials for processing food.

Inspectors will pay unscheduled visits to these businesses which had committed food safety and hygiene violations before.

The Vietnam Food Administration, part of Ministry of Health, and related agencies will set up inspection teams in the North. In the South, the Department of Food Safety worked with the Ministry’s Institute of Hygiene and Public Health and Bureau of Food Safety to establish inspection teams.

Inspectors will take samples for tests and issue harsh penalties to business who sell unsafe foodstuff without clear indication of origin and expiry food. Inspectors will destroy unsafe and unlabelling products not let them circulate in the market.

By Quoc Lap - Translated by Anh Quan

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