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Inspectors find tainted milk for sale

Update: November, 11/2009 - 00:00

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(12-11-2009)

Inspectors find tainted milk for sale

QUANG NGAI — Inspectors from central Quang Ngai Province’s Health Department on Tuesday found Vivinal Gos allergic milk products being sold in the province, said Nguyen Thai Son, deputy inspector of the department.

The two major distributors, the Minh Chieu and Van Khoi companies, recalled only about 3,560 milk packages out of the total 36,720, though they had been told to recall all products on October 28.

Wrongly-labelled dairy products found

HCM CITY — After inspecting 10 hospitals, supermarkets and distributors in HCM City, Health Ministry inspectors found 12 out of 45 milk products with wrong information in their labels on Tuesday.

The products include Kornlat from the Hancofood joint stock company, Growsure of Bibica Co Ltd, Dutch Lady 400g packages by Viet Nam Friesland Campina company, for children under six months of age, and XO of NamYang Co Ltd, for children under three months old.

The inspectors also found feeding bottles without essential information on them for cleaning and sterilisation.

Men jailed for bogus labour documents

QUANG NGAI — Nguyen Tan Hong, director of the Nguyen Hong Cuong Co Ltd in central Quang Ngai province, was sentenced on Tuesday to 14 years in prison for cheating, appropriating and making fake documents, said the provincial People’s Court.

Hong’s accomplice, Luong Phu Bach, the company’s vice director, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Under the verdict, Hong and Bach cheated residents who wanted to work abroad and stole over VND1 billion (US$55,000) from them during 2006-07.

Petro Vietnam helps typhoon victims

HA NOI — About VND4.4 billion (US$246,000) has been given to people in five storm-hit central and central highland provinces by the Viet Nam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and the PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemical Joint Stock Company.

The provinces that will receive funds include Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai, Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa. — VNS

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