Drug management agency checks toxic chemical agents in cleaning products

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

The Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) yesterday said that it has asked cleaning products manufacturers and importers to report if they are using cleaning chemical agents that have been banned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since the begining of this month.

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BASF Vietnam’s revolutionary weapon against rice diseases

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

BASF Vietnam’s revolutionary weapon against rice diseases

George Varghese, head of Crop Protection at BASF Vietnam, spoke to VIR’s Thanh Van about the challenges facing Vietnamese agriculture and BASF’s latest product to help local farmers.

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URC receives record fine for food safety violations

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URC receives record fine for food safety violations

Deputy chief inspector of the Ministry of Health Nguyen Van Nhien has issued a fine of VND5.826 billion ($259,743) on drink producer URC Hanoi Co., Ltd. (URC Hanoi) for violating food safety regulations, according to newswire Cafef.vn.

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Cargill opens US$8.5 million animal nutrition plant in Nghe An

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Cargill opens US$8.5 million animal nutrition plant in Nghe An

Cargill has opened a US$8.5 million animal nutrition plant in the Nam Cam Industrial Zone inside the Dong Nam Economic Zone in Nghe An Province, bringing Cargill's total number of animal feed mills in Viet Nam to 11.

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FAO/WHO refutes glyphosate cancer risk

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FAO/WHO refutes glyphosate cancer risk

The consumption of glyphosate, which is a core ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, does not cause cancer, according to a recent report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Health Organisation.

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Vietnamese food authorities inspect Filipino firm for lead content in beverages

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 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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BASF Crop Protection pipeline valued at three billion euro

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Báo Đầu Tư English 7 month(s) ago

BASF Crop Protection pipeline valued at three billion euro

Germany’s BASF now projects its crop protection pipeline to achieve peak sales of three billion euro for products launched between 2015 and 2025.

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EU seen approving weed-killer ingredient glyphosate amid cancer row

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 month(s) ago

The European Union is expected to extend approval next week for weed-killer ingredient glyphosate, used in many herbicides including Monsanto's Roundup, despite a dispute between EU and U.N. agencies over whether it causes cancer.

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EU food safety watchdog hits back at scientists in glyphosate spat

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

EU food safety watchdog hits back at scientists in glyphosate spat

The head of Europe's food safety watchdog has written to a group of nearly 100 senior scientists strongly rejecting their criticisms in an ongoing row about the safety of weed-killer ingredient glyphosate.

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Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes

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VOV News English 9 month(s) ago 1 related news

Finance ministry weighs in on controversial dairy back taxes

Eight dairy importers and producers in Vietnam may be able to escape back taxes of VND700 billion (US$30.69 million) in a controversial case of import tariff calculations that even officials cannot see eye to eye on.

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Dairy firms protest customs' demand for $43.84 mln in back taxes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Dairy firms protest customs' demand for $43.84 mln in back taxes

Eight dairy producers and importers in Vietnam have sought the government's help, claiming that they are unfairly asked by customs to pay around VND1 trillion (US$43.84 million) in back taxes.

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Vietnam’s specialties with odd smell

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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s specialties with odd smell

VietNamNet Bridge - Fish sauce, thang co, durian, sauce hot pot... are considered specialties of Vietnam but their smells are unbearable for many foreign tourists.

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The ingredients hunter of Phu Quoc Island

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Báo Đầu Tư English 11 month(s) ago

The ingredients hunter of Phu Quoc Island

Every morning, as the sun rises over the Gulf of Thailand, one Western man can be seen roaming the wet markets and fishing villages of Phu Quoc Island, warmly greeting everyone he encounters and filling his basket with the freshest, most delicious food the island has to offer.

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Five absolutely terrifying foods in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 13 month(s) ago 1 related news

Five absolutely terrifying foods in Vietnam

There are many foods in this world for which it doesn’t seem possible people would actually stick in their mouths without a gun to their head. Here are five we’ve found in Vietnam.

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Five absolutely terrifying foods

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Báo Đầu Tư English 13 month(s) ago

Five absolutely terrifying foods

There are many foods in this world for which it doesn’t seem possible people would actually stick in their mouths without a gun to their head. Here are five we’ve found in Vietnam.

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