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Hà Nội moon cakes violate food regulations

Update: September, 07/2016 - 16:30
Hà Nội Market Watch inspects moon cakes at the Anh Hòa Shop. – VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội Market Watch yesterday found a moon cake shop violating food labeling regulations.

Anh Hòa Moon Cake Shop on Hà Nội’s 87 Láng Hạ Street used note stickers with the manufacturing and expiry dates on its cake products handwritten, making it easy to replace.

Moreover, the dates written on the note stickers were unclear. A handwritten September 6 date on the cakes could cause misunderstanding for the customers as it did not specify whether it was the manufacturing or expiry date.

The inspectors have seized 118 moon cakes from the shop and ordered the shop owner to recall the products sold at the market.

The shop will be under strict inspection until it follows the required labeling regulations.

Nguyễn Thanh Phong, head of the Ministry of Health’s Food Safety and Hygiene, said moon cakes sold at the market should be inspected for quality and must possess licensed food safety certificates. Products without certificates would be recalled and enterprises would be fined.

He added that homemade moon cakes, the favourite of many customers in recent years, were not under mandatory inspection, and therefore, might pose risks for customers. — VNS


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