QUANG NINH (VNS) — Quang Ninh police yesterday detained three employees from the Ha Noi 29 Import Export JSC wine-making company after six people died and 15 more were hospitalised throughout the province last week after drinking alcohol made from sticky rice reportedly produced by the company.
Director Nguyen Duy Vuong and two staff members in charge of production were detained and transferred to Quang Ninh for further investigations into food safety and hygiene violations.
Samples tested by local authorities showed that the methanol content in the alcohol exceeded the permitted limit by 2,000 times. Relevant agencies have already withdrawn 6,400 bottles of the alcohol in Quang Ninh and 4,000 bottles in Ha Noi. — VNS