|The central city's environment police department in collaboration with the Veterinary sub-department has seized packed 170kg pork fat at an illegal processing house in Lien Chieu district. — VNS Photo Ngoc Phu
DA NANG (VNS) — The central city's environmental police department, in collaboration with the veterinary sub-department, has seized 170kg of packaged pork fat at an illegal processing house in Lien Chieu District.
The police also found 170kg of unprocessed pork fat lying on the ground in poor condition and 60 bags of processed pork fat, weighing 2.4 tonnes.
Head of the processing centre Mai Thi Kim Anh, 37, confessed that the processed pork fat, which was fried and packed into bags, was due to be delivered to many locations, while the bags of unprocessed pork fat were to be delivered to HCM City for sale.
The police said the centre did not present any business license or food safety certificate or any registration documents related to hygienic conditions.
The police temporarily banned the production of pork fat at the site and confiscated the product.
In September, the police also seized five tonnes of rotten chili sauce from a household in Lien Chieu District.
Last year, the city's market watch discovered 7,300 bottles of fake alcohol in a shop in Dien Bien Phu Street during an inspection.
The district, which is 20km away from the city centre, is seen as a hot spot for many fake commodities and food production centres and for the storage of smuggled goods arriving on North-South transport lines. — VNS