Vietnam fines Philippine beverage firm URC $260,000 amid lead scandal

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Vietnam fines Philippine beverage firm URC $260,000 amid lead scandal

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced a fine of more than VND5.8 billion (US$260,000) against Philippine beverage firm URC for producing and selling products with high lead content.

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Vietnam takes the lead in APMOPS 2016

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Vietnam takes the lead in APMOPS 2016

Vietnamese students won six gold medals and took the lead in the second round of the Asia-Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (APMOPS 2016).

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Manufacturing-magnet to FDI in first months

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VGP – The manufacturing and processing industry took lead in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) with the total registered capital of more than US$6.6 billion over past five months this year, accounting for 65.1% of the total FDI inflow.

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Clarification sought for accusation of bribery between Philippine business and Vietnamese press

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Clarification sought for accusation of bribery between Philippine business and Vietnamese press

Following a recent rumor that products from the Vietnamese unit of leading Philippine food and beverage firm Universal Robina Corporation (URC) had lead content, a Facebook user has accused the firm of bribing local media, resulting in strong reaction from the accused.

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Two more drink batches of URC suspended due to high lead content

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SaiGon GP English 7 day(s) ago 1 related news

According to Mr. Nguyen Van Nhien, deputy chief inspector of the Ministry of Health, two more beverage batches produced by URC Hanoi Company Limited have been ordered suspension of sale on May 24 due to high lead content.

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Vietnam suspends five containers of Philippine beverages for high lead content

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Vietnam suspends five containers of Philippine beverages for high lead content

Five containers of green tea and energy drink products from the Vietnamese unit of leading Philippine food and beverage firm Universal Robina Corporation (URC) have been stopped from retailing in Vietnam due to excessive amounts of lead, an official of the Ministry of Health said.

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Vietnam orders Philippine beverage firm URC to recall more products

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Vietnam orders Philippine beverage firm URC to recall more products

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday ordered a recall of more beverage products made by URC Vietnam, a unit of Philippine producer Universal Robina, amid an expanding food safety scandal that has affected three other batches.

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Scandals shake up drinks sector

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Scandals shake up drinks sector

The beverage market has seen significant upheavals recently as big players like Number 1 Group and Suntory PepsiCo face scandals over their production quality. The latest shock to local consumers was last week’s allegations of high lead content in the green tea product C2 and energy drink Red Dragon, produced by the Universal Robina Corporation. Nguyen Van Viet, chairman of the Vietnam Beer, Alcohol Beverage Association, shared his analysis on this unfolding issue with VIR’s Thanh Xuan.

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Pope and top imam embrace in historic Vatican meeting

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Pope and top imam embrace in historic Vatican meeting

Pope Francis embraced the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter both sides hope will lead to greater understanding and dialogue between the two faiths.

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Three batches of soft drinks with high level of lead removed from market

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Three batches of soft drinks with high level of lead removed from market

The inspection team of the Ministry of Health has decided to withdraw three batches of products of URC Vietnam in Thach That-Quoc Oai Industrial Park in Hanoi from market because the products have high level of lead, said Deputy Chief Inspectorate Nguyen Van Nhien of the ministry in last weekend

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Fragrant rice predominates in exports

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Fragrant rice predominates in exports

According to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), fragrant rice was at the lead in export volume in the first four months this year, accounting for 26.1 percent of the total volume, up 45.1 percent over the same period last year, thanks to surging demand from Asian and African nations.

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Austrian election could produce EU's first far-right head of state

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Austria could elect the European Union's first far-right head of state, with support for Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer on the rise after he took the lead in the first round last month.

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Lorenzo pips Marquez to Italian MotoGP win

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Lorenzo pips Marquez to Italian MotoGP win

Jorge Lorenzo overtook Marc Marquez at the line to win the Italian MotoGP on Sunday (May 22), as home favourite Valentino Rossi retired with a mechanical problem.

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Philippine beverage firm URC ordered to recall products in Vietnam over lead scandal

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Philippine beverage firm URC ordered to recall products in Vietnam over lead scandal

The Ministry of Health has ordered a recall of three batches of products made by URC Vietnam, a unit of the Philippine producer Universal Robina, after tests found higher lead content than permitted limits.

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Protests lead to curfew in Baghdad

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Baghdad imposes a curfew after Green Zone protesters clash with police, injuring dozens.

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