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Firms fined over stale candy, sugared fruit

Update: January, 24/2014 - 08:06
An inspection by authorities in Bao Thang District found Le Thanh Binh packing out of date candy and sugared fruit for sale.— Photo baolaocai

LAO CAI (VNS)– The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai's Food Safety and Hygiene Department fined two local fruit companies on Wednesday for violating food safety and hygiene regulations.

An inspection by authorities in Bao Thang District found Le Thanh Binh packing out of date candy and sugared fruit for sale.

Another company was also caught using sugared fruits of unknown origin and different company labels on packaging. Owner Tran Kim Hai failed to produce legal documents to verify the origin of the goods as well as food safety and hygiene certificates.

The inspectors imposed VND2 million (US$90) and VND23 million ($1,100) fines on the two establishments.

Provincial authorities are also co-operating with relevant agencies to ensure food to meets safety and hygiene standards over the Tet holiday. — VNS

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