HA NOI ― Inspectors from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development found violations in 17 workplace kitchens, supermarkets and food processing places after examining 25 in nine provinces last month.
The proprietors were found guilty of failing to show food-safety certificates, food origin or of processing food in unhygienic conditions, said Deputy Director of the Ministry's Quality Control Department, Phung Huu Hao, at a meeting to review food safety management yesterday.
The department also took samples from fish markets for testing in response to public concern about the toxicity of illegally-imported sturgeon.
In HCM City and Ca Mau Province in the south, inspectors found nearly 40 violations at slaughterhouses, including the practice of injecting pork with water to add weight. The action not only reduces the quality of pork but also creates a high risk of bacterial infection.
The result of tests on the fish samples will be made public soon. ― VNS