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10 school canteens fail to meet hygiene standards

Update: March, 12/2015 - 13:08
The inspectors check on food safety and hygiene standards at Thanh Hoi Primary School in Binh Duong Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Chi Tuong-Hai Au

BINH DUONG (VNS) — The southern Binh Duong Province's Food Administration yesterday inspected the canteens of 10 local schools for alleged use of substandard materials in food cooked for students.

The administration revealed that the food processing areas in the canteens failed to meet food safety and hygiene standards.

The inspections came after students' parents discovered last Thursday that 72kg of tilapia and 21kg of meat, which were allegedly decomposed, were delivered to the Long Binh primary school by Nhat Phu Hao Ltd, a local company specialising in food delivery services.

The 10 schools were inspected because they had signed contracts with the above-mentioned company, the administration said.

The Long Binh primary school was ordered to suspend lunch services for students till all doubts about the use of substandard food were clarified. — VNS

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