VOV.VN -The initial six months of the year saw 40 cases of food poisoning affect approximately 1,087 people, killing 15 individuals in the process, according to the General Statistics Office.
VOV.VN -Vietnam’s ST25 rice has been named as the winner of the World’s Best Rice 2019 award due to its outstanding qualities and delicious taste.
The growing production, import and trade of dietary supplements should be managed to avoid potential threats to users, experts said.
The Ministry of Health has proposed to the Government reducing or simplifying the number of administrative procedures in food safety management.
The number of methanol poisoning cases has surged over the past three months compared with previous years, according to information presented at a workshop on April 10 in Hanoi on the effect of alcohol abuse and the treatment of methanol poisoning.
Ho Chi Minh City has carried out drastic measures to ensure food safety and hygiene, but this is a long-term fight against unsafe food, said Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu.
The Vietnam Food Administration has collected samples of two Philippine beverage brands sold by URC Hanoi Company to test for lead after rumors about their alleged poor quality went viral on the Internet recently.
Experts have called for strengthening the management of food supplements to protect consumers from chaos in the food supplement market where about 50% of inspected products had violations.
Imported milk products from China’s Shaya Limited Company that may be carcinogenic are not on sale in Vietnam.
More than 500kgs of stale buffalo and bull hooves were seized in the central province of Ha Tinh on May 27, according to local police.
The 2012 Action Month for Food Quality, Hygiene and Safety will take place nationwide from January 10 to February 10, with a focus on the Lunar New Year (Tet) and other spring festivals, said the Vietnam Food Administration.