Hà Nội’s veterinary sub-department has not found any trace of the banned substance salbutamol in samples collected from animal breeding farms and slaughterhouses during an inspection in February.– VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NộI – Hà Nội’s veterinary sub-department has not found any trace of the banned substance salbutamol in samples collected from animal breeding farms and slaughterhouses during an inspection in February.
The sub-department had collected 143 urine samples from big slaughterhouses in Thanh Trì, Chương Mỹ, Thanh Oai and Thường Tín districts as well as from some of the smaller ones in other districts, said sub-department deputy director Nguyễn Ngọc Sơn.
The sub-department had also collected 259 samples for quick testing from animal breeding farms operated by joint venture companies, concentrated breeding areas and animal breeding households.
None of the tested samples showed any trace of salbutamol, Sơn said. The 20 samples of pork, chicken and beef that were collected also tested negative for the banned substances, he added.
Veterinary officials have inspected disease prevention, quarantine, slaughter control, veterinary hygiene as well as veterinary drug businesses. After checking more than 1,500 units in districts across the city, it detected 83 violations.
Along with the tightened surveillance and inspection, the use of specialised vans equipped with quick testing tools assured consumers about the quality of domestic animal products at these units, a veterinary official said.
In the coming months, the sub-department would continue to take regular samples at slaughterhouses across the city regularly, and co-operate with the economic police, environment police and other relevant agencies to inspect and tackle cases of violations.
Training courses would be organised for slaughterhouse owners to ensure that regulations on hygiene and safety are strictly followed, the official added.--VNS