HCM CITY (VNS)— The HCM City Food Safety and Hygiene Department suspended the operations of six bottled drinking water companies and threw away the products of seven others for violating food safety regulations after an inspection of 466 bottled drinking water establishments in the city.
The department also inspected all 198 refectories and canteens of industrial parks and processing zones in the area. More than 30 per cent failed to meet food hygiene and safety standards. Many lacked certificates of food hygiene and safety, while others used substandard tools and ingredients.
The inspectors imposed a VND313 million (US$114,800) fine on 37 canteens and suspended eight licences.—VNS