|Each cake costs VNĐ2,000-3,000 (US$0.13), which is a fifth or a sixth the price of a similar cake. — Photo cafef.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Some 10,000 illegally traded mooncakes were seized by the Hà Nội Market Watch Unit at a store selling agriculture products in Hoài Đức District on Wednesday.
According to the unit, no items in the batch included production dates, receipts or certificates of origin, but the labels on the products showed that they were illegally traded.
Each cake cost VNĐ2,000-3,000 (US$0.13), which is a fifth or a sixth the price of a similar cake.
The owner of the batch admitted this was his third batch in the last two weeks. The cakes would be sold on Zalo, a mobile messaging application.
The market watch unit said for illegal food trades, they normally apply fines based on the value of the goods, but in this case, the cost is so low that the fines would not be strict enough. — VNS