|Processed and unprocessed pork fat is found at an illegal processing centre in Đà Nẵng City.— VNS Photo Anh Tuấn|Viet Nam News -
ĐÀ NẴNG (VNS) — The central city’s environmental police department, along with the veterinary sub-department, seized 780kg of packaged and fresh pork fat from an illegal processing house in Liên Chiểu District yesterday.
Colonel Trần Thanh Nhơn said 12 bags of the processed pork fat were due to be delivered to the city’s market, while 150kg of the unprocessed fat was scheduled to be fried and packed into bags.
Đào Trần Quang, an employee of the processing centre, confessed that the processed pork fat was sold in markets across the city.
He said he was paid VNĐ3 million per month to process and deliver pork fat to different markets over the past three years.
The processing centre could not present a business license, food safety certificates, or registration documents related to its hygiene.
It was one of largest illegal pork fat processing centres found in the city.
Last year, police also found 2.4 tonnes of unprocessed pork fat in an illegal processing centre in the district, 20km away from the city centre.
The police temporarily banned the production of pork fat at the site and confiscated the finished products.
Rotten chilli sauce and fake alcohol were also found in the district during a wide food-safety inspection.
The district 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