Food products from Taiwan (China) found with high chemical content

Tapioca starch pearls

The Department of Food Safety under the Ministry of Health has just issued a warning that some food products from Taiwan (China) have chemical contents far in excess of permissible limits.

After testing tapioca starch products taken randomly from markets in Hai Ba Trung and Hoang Mai Districts and from Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi, food watchdogs found many products with high preservative and chemical content in them.

For instance, Kali Sorbat was found with 1,410-2,430mg higher than permissible level of 1.000 mg a product and Sacarin had 105-120mg higher content while the permissible level is 100mg per kilogram.

The Department of Food Safety in Hanoi and related agencies will further supervise and check sales of such products as well as issue severe penalties on violators.

By Nguyen Quoc – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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