Seven companies violating food safety fined in a week

Update: August, 17/2015 - 22:15
VN Pharma is one of seven companies fined by the National Food Safety Department for having violated food safety regulations. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The National Food Safety Department has decided to fine seven companies for having violated food safety regulations.

The violations were discovered between August 7 and August 14.

Among the seven businesses found to have committed violations, the Toan Cau K&K limited company was fined VND25 million (US$1,100) for being in breach of importing regulations.

The company had imported 17 food products without papers meeting the food safety regulations.

The five companies that had violated regulations regarding food advertisement have to pay fines ranging from VND10 to 25 million (US$450 to 1,200) each.

The companies violating food advertisement regulations included the VN Pharma and Traditional Medicine Dong Duoc Viet Company, the Green Pharmaceutical Company in HCM City, and the Minh Phat Pharmaceutical and Medical Equipment Company and the Trang Ly Pharmaceutical Company in Ha Noi.

Meanwhile, the Minh Quan Import-Export Company in Ha Noi was discovered to have violated labeling regulations and was fined VND7 million (US$310).

Along with paying the fines, the department also asked the businesses to rectify the information on the products' labels and correct wrong advertisements.

Dang Thanh Phong, head of the department, said this year, the department has been intensifying inspections to implement food safety and hygiene regulations.

If businesses commit violations repeatedly, their licenses will be revoked.

Since earlier this year, 119 companies were found violating food safety regulations and made to pay total fines of VND2.2 billion (US$100,000). — VNS