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Vietnam denies sale of fake eggs

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:24 am

Vietnamese health authorities confirmed on December 29 that Chinese made synthetic eggs were not being sold in markets around the country.

A step to make fake egg

This confirmation came after certain revelations made in the Chinese media stated that companies were using fraudulent technology to make fake eggs.

Nguyen Cong Khan, head of Vietnam Food Administration, reaffirmed that health authorities had so far not found any fake eggs in markets anywhere in the country, but added that his department would visit markets and do more intensive checks to clarify the situation further.

Meanwhile, the Animal Breeding Department claimed that it was impossible to manufacture uncooked fake eggs and that only cooked eggs were possible to be reproduced artificially.

Many companies in China teach people how to produce fake eggs fraudulently by chemicals and certain technologies. Internet ads teach people that eggs can be produced from calcium carbonate, starch, resin, gelatin, alum and some other chemical products.

Normally the method involves putting a raw egg into a mould to which calcium chloride is added along with some coloring dye. The ‘yolk’ is then shaped into a round mould. Calcium chloride is used to create the desired effect and by further adding a yellow pigment an egg yolk is produced. 

In another mould 1 / 3 raw egg white is poured and similar to the method of making an egg yolk, some chemicals are added to produce the egg shell. A perfect looking egg can take about 1 hour to dry. To make the egg white, various ingredients such as a white powder and alum are mixed together.

The hard shell of an egg is formed by pouring paraffin wax over it which is then left to dry. When consumers use these eggs, small bubbles can be seen during the frying process though most people will not be able to tell the difference between a real egg and a fake egg. The cost to produce a fake egg is much cheaper than a real egg.

Source: SGGP

Lang Son border forces seizes VND100 million face-value of fake money

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Lang Son border forces seizes VND100 million face-value of fake money

QĐND – Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 20:41 (GMT+7)

PANO – Border soldiers of the Tan Thanh Border Force Station have just apprehended fake money case, according to Deputy-Commander of the station, Senior-Lieutenant Duong Van Thang.

At 20.30 hours on August 1st, a working group of the Tan Thanh Border Force Station caught red-handed, a man carrying VND100 million of fake Vietnamese currency, which he was trying to bring into Vietnam via a path across the border between Vietnam and China in the northern province of Lang Son.

After initial inquiries, the man was found to be Be Van Trinh, born in 1978 in Chi Lang, Lang Son. He said he was hired to carry the fake money to a person in Bac Giang Province to get VND 5 million.

On August 2nd, the command of the Tan Thanh Station handed over the case to the Lang Son Provincial Command to expand the investigation further.

Translated by Thu Nguyen 

Source: QDND

Hanoi police investigating fake university degrees

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 5:05 am

Hanoi Police March 16 said they had arrested two individuals for making fake university degrees and academic transcripts.

The accused are Nguyen Anh Tiep, 27, a student from the University of Civil Engineering; and Nguyen Hong Van, 31, an accountant for Vinafone telecom services company. 

Police said Van had been making the degrees, of several universities, since October 2009 while Tiep was responsible for selling them.

Tiep had reportedly sold three of the fake degrees at VND7 million (US$378) each as well as several phony student transcripts.

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Minister vows crackdown on fake fertilisers, feed

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2008 at 11:13 am

HA NOI — Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has pledged to punish businesses producing and distributing counterfeit fertilisers, feed and pesticides.

The plans were discussed in an online meeting on improving the quality of industrial agricultural material between the minister, the ministry’s authorities and 63 provincial agriculture and rural development departments on Monday.

The current fine for each violation is just VND200,000-500,000 (US$12.5-31.25), and Phat commented that this and other measures against businesses caught producing counterfeit agricultural material were not strict enough.

Phat suggested applying stricter punishments like withdrawing business licences, suspending operations, publicising their names or even criminal charges.

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, industrial agricultural materials make up 60 per cent of all necessary inputs for cultivation, and 80 per cent of input for livestock husbandry.

However, low-quality and fake agricultural materials account for almost 30 per cent of domestic supplies in Tien Giang Province, 48 per cent in Hai Duong Province and 38 per cent in Lam Dong Province.

“It is our responsibility that our farmers have to use the bad-quality and counterfeit fertilisers, pesticides and feed,” said Phat.

As farmers often cannot avoid using counterfeit agricultural materials, this affects not only the productivity of their crops and livestock but also land and water resources, according to farmer Nguyen Thi Toan from Ha Noi City’s Thach That District.

“Local authorities and relevant agencies need to be responsible for checking the quality of agricultural materials, because as farmers, how we can check it?” asked Toan.

The Minister asked the chairmen of provincial-level people’s committees to entrust district chairmen to perform regular inspections.

Businesses caught producing and selling these materials should not only be fined but punished to a point that stops them from continuing the illegal practice, said Luong Le Phuong, deputy minister of agriculture and rural development.

Nguyen Quang Minh, the head of Plant Protection Department under the ministry, noted that such small fines were useless if they were less than the profit these companies made. —