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Vietfoods sausages safe: Administration

Update: May, 30/2016 - 15:00
The Vietfoods production line must stop after the inaccurate information causing losses worth several billions of đồng. – VNA/VNS Photo Dương Chí Tưởng
Viet Nam News

BÌNH DƯƠNG – The Vietnam Food Administration under the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday confirmed that 2.2 tonnes of Vietfoods sausages, which had been confiscated by the Hà Nội Market Watch, were safe.

The additive Sodium nitrate INS 251, which was used to make the sausages, is safe and has not been listed as a banned substance by the MoH.

According to the MoH’s regulations, a maximum of 168mg of the substance can be used in 1 kilo of food. The Vietfoods sausages contained 100mg of the substance per kilo.

Earlier, on April 20, the sausages made by the Hùng Anh Commerce Co Ltd in Hà Nội’s Hoàng Mai District were seized on the suspicion they contained banned substances.

The media then broadcast that the sausages contained banned substances and therefore the company’s plant must stop its work.

The inaccurate information caused worry to the customers and affected the sausage manufacturer as well. Customers returned more than 10 tonnes of sausages to the company.

More than 100 workers were forced to temporarily stop work causing losses worth several billions of đồng. – VNS

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