THANH HOA (VNS) — Two tonnes of monosodium glutamate (MSG), commonly used as flavour enhancer in cooking, and other cooking additives without proof of origin were seized by Thanh Hoa police at a workshop on Thursday.
Nguyen Thi Cam Huong, a resident of Lam Son Ward in Thanh Hoa and the owner of the workshop, was arrested.
Huong confessed to purchasing the fake MSG and additives to split them in small packages and sell them.
She said she planned to sell them in rural areas for VND10, 000 (US$0.45) as products from brands such as Miwon, Ajinomoto and A-one. — VNS