|One of the products that was defined to have quality not suitable with what had been announced before. — Photo cand.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Food Administration (VFA) under the Ministry of Health has fined five enterprises to the tune of VNĐ191 million (US$8,400) for violations in food safety and hygiene.
The USA Global Pharmaceutical Joint-stock Company in Hà Nội’s Hoàng Mai District was fined VNĐ84 million ($3,700) for producing two batches of fake goods named Arginin B Complex Extra and Anphavit Calci Nano. It also manufactured Pediasure, a health protection product, whose quality was bad. The company did not have the equipment to reserve the food.
The Euro France Development Investment Joint-stock Company in Tây Hồ District in Hà Nội was fined VNĐ3.5 million ($150) for trading in fake functional food. The Viko 8 Pharmaceutical Joint-stock Company in Hà Đông District was fined VNĐ35 million ($1,500) for the same violation.
The Vinasanco Pharmaceutical Co Ltd in Hoàng Mai was fined more than VNĐ60 million ($2,600) for producing a functional food named Phyperus DHA of a quality not suitable with the one it had announced before. It did not check the product periodically.
The Hà Tây Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Joint-stock Company was fined VNĐ8 million ($350) for producing a functional food named Phyperus DHA of a quality not suitable with the one it had announced before.
Nguyễn Thanh Phong, director of the VFA, warned that customers should avoid buying the above products. — VNS