Police and market match officials in Hung Yen Province have seized 1.2 tonnes of smuggled mooncake stuffing and other cake-making ingredients of an unknown origin.
HUNG YEN –
The batch of ingredients, which did not have a food safety license, was seized in Lieu Xa Commune, Yen My District while it was being transported to mooncake production plants.
Owner Nguyen Van Luyen, 31, admitted he had bought the materials in the border city of Mong Cai in Quang Ninh Province. All the ingredients originated from China and were illegally transported to Viet Nam, he said.
Officials have taken samples for quality assessment.