Cause of mass poisoning behind 7 deaths in northern Vietnam identified

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Methanol-tainted alcohol has been identified as the cause behind mass food poisoning that left seven dead and 31 hospitalized in a northern province earlier this week, Vietnam’s food safety watchdog said Wednesday.

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Methanol-tainted alcohol cause of mass food poisoning in Lai Chau Province

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Test results showed that methanol-tainted alcohol is the cause behind the mass food poisoning that killed seven people and 31 others hospitalized in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau earlier this week, the Vietnam Food Administration under the Ministry of Health said yesterday.

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Six inspection teams set up for food safety in Tet holidays

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

Head of the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) under the Ministry of Health Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday said that six inspection teams will be set up for food safety in Tet holidays (the Lunar New Year) and festive season 2017.

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Health authority issues fine a company for false advertisement

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) under the Ministry of Health yesterday imposed an administrative fine of VND65 million on a company in Hanoi for violation of food advertisement.

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Vietnamese traditional fish sauce safe for health: Ministry

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

The Vietnam Food Administration under the Ministry of Health yesterday announced that the arsenic content of the 247 samples of traditional and industrial fish sauce taken from producers in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and the south-central provinces is within the safe range ruled by the ministry.

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Food safety concerns not behind suspension of Coca-Cola products

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago 1 related news

Food safety concerns not behind suspension of Coca-Cola products

The suspended sale of 13 Coca-Cola nutritional supplement drinks has nothing to do with food safety concerns but was prompted by the lack of a required safety certificate, according to head of the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) Nguyen Thanh Phong.

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Food safety concerns not behind suspension of Coca-Cola products

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Báo Đầu Tư English 9 month(s) ago 1 related news

Food safety concerns not behind suspension of Coca-Cola products

The suspended sale of 13 Coca-Cola nutritional supplement drinks has nothing to do with food safety concerns but was prompted by the lack of a required safety certificate, according to head of the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) Nguyen Thanh Phong.

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Food Administration takes back substandard batches of nutrition supplements

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SaiGon GP English 11 month(s) ago

Concerning to food safety regulations, the Vietnam Food Administration under the Ministry of Health yesterday ordered to remove two batches of nutrition supplement that failed to meet safe standards.

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Vietnam health agency to thoroughly inspect soft drink

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SaiGon GP English 11 month(s) ago

The Vietnam Food Administration has taken samples of products of URC Vietnam for tests after unconfirmed information revealed that products of URC Vietnam contain high levels of lead,.

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Vietnam tests 2 Philippine beverages for lead

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam tests 2 Philippine beverages for lead

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.

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Vietnamese food authorities inspect Filipino firm for lead content in beverages

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 11 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) under the Ministry of Health has been testing drink products of URC Hanoi Co. Ltd based on concerns around the excessive presence of lead in the firm’s ingredients.

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Ministry fines companies violating quality standard

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SaiGon GP English 12 month(s) ago

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MacCoffee fined with VND200 million for unsafe coffee

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Báo Đầu Tư English 12 month(s) ago

MacCoffee fined with VND200 million for unsafe coffee

The Vietnam Food Administration has imposed a VND200 million (VND9,033) fine on FES Vietnam Co., Ltd. (FES), the owner of the MacCoffee brand, as a punitive measure for supplying products violating food safety regulations, according to newswire VTC.

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Vietnamese disposable chopsticks are safe: VFA

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Báo Dân Trí English 15 month(s) ago

Vietnamese disposable chopsticks are safe: VFA

Disposable chopsticks, made in Vietnam, have tested negative for bleach, a chemical (typically a solution of sodium hypochlorite or hydrogen peroxide) that is used to whiten or sterilise materials.

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Vietnamese chopsticks test negative for harmful substances

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VOV News English 15 month(s) ago

Vietnamese chopsticks test negative for harmful substances

Tests conducted by Vietnam’s National Institute for Food Control (NIFC) on 10 samples of disposable chopsticks on the market for traces of harmful whitening substances have returned negative, according to the Vietnam Food Administration (VFD) under the Ministry of Health.

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