Quang Ngai authority imposes four thousand dollar fines on food safety violation

In its report of food safety inspection in the third quarter, People’s Committee in the central province of Quang Ngai collected VND109 million ($4,672) fines through inspecting food businesses in the province.

INspectors visit a market for food safety (Photo: SGGP)
INspectors visit a market for food safety (Photo: SGGP)

The province had set up 532 food safety inspection teams to ensure that food is being handled and produced hygienically. The health inspectors paid visits to 4,439 businesses and issued fines to 32 units collecting $4,672.

Inspectors have taken 31 samples of food for testing. Test results showed that of 11 samples, ten of them were infected with Coliform while seven samples of bottled water had Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Coliform.

In addition, bows in eateries are not clean as well and seven vegetables had pesticide residues.

Furthermore, inspectors from the trade sector visited 110 units including 107 production and three markets. Inspectors discovered 19 violators. Besides, they imposed fines in 18 units with fines of VND18 million.

Some of food have more Natri Benzoat than standard.