US warns against Vietnamese farm product processors

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has discovered several Vietnamese products samples that violate food hygiene and safety regulations.

According to the preliminary results of a two-week FDA investigation announced on September 22, some Vietnamese processors of farm products, such as cashew nuts, peanuts, dried fruit, and spices, in the southern provinces of Dong Thap, Long An, Binh Duong, and Ho Chi Minh City are breaking food hygiene and safety regulations.

The FDA said that the violators do not have appropriate, qualified machinery and facilities. However, it also said, these firms are making efforts to improve their production chains.

The FDA said it will produce a complete report and publish on its website soon.