Nghe An tea growers hit by prolonged drought

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Nghe An tea growers hit by prolonged drought

Hundreds of tea farmers in the central province of Nghe An's Thanh Chuong District are facing difficulties as their tea crops have been destroyed by prolonged drought.

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Health ministry begins comprehensive inspection of Coca-Cola Vietnam

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Health ministry begins comprehensive inspection of Coca-Cola Vietnam

The Vietnamese subsidiary of giant soft drink maker Coca-Cola will undergo a thorough inspection by the Ministry of Health today, June 21, which company executives claim to be a scheduled, rather than impromptu, checkup.

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Philippines' Universal Robina recalls tea, energy drinks in Vietnam

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Philippines' Universal Robina recalls tea, energy drinks in Vietnam

Universal Robina Corp, a unit of Philippine conglomerate JG Summit Holdings Inc, said on Thursday it recalled "several" thousand boxes of its C2 tea drink and Rong Do energy drink in Vietnam due to "excessive lead content".

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Weekly roundup: Smoking deaths, flight delays, expat problems

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Weekly roundup: Smoking deaths, flight delays, expat problems

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

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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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Company fined VND5.8 bil for manufacturing contaminated soft drink

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Company fined VND5.8 bil for manufacturing contaminated soft drink

The URC Vietnam Company in Hanoi was fined VND5.8 billion (US$ 259,144) for violating food safety and hygiene regulation, said the Ministry of Health’s Deputy Chief Inspector Nguyen Van Nhien on May 31.

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Weekly roundup: Obama's visit, beverage scandal, top tourist spots

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Weekly roundup: Obama's visit, beverage scandal, top tourist spots

Obama’s landmark Vietnam trip in photos

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Agro-forestry, fishery exports top $12.18 bln in 5 months

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The export of agro-forestry and fishery products grossed US$12.18 billion in the five months of this year, a rise of 4.9 percent compared to the same period last year, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday.

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

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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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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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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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NESCAFÉ introduces two Dolce Gusto coffee machines in Hanoi

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NESCAFE introduces two Dolce Gusto coffee machines in Hanoi

NESCAFÉ on May 21 introduced two coffee machines – the MINI ME and DROP - using NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto coffee in Hanoi.

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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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Vietnam food agency rejects claims it took bribes to clear Philippine beverages

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Vietnam food agency rejects claims it took bribes to clear Philippine beverages

The National Institute for Food Control has rejected accusations that it took bribes and compromised tests on two Philippine beverage products, asking the police to investigate the case.

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