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Inspectors to destroy satay with unclear origin

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:25 am

All Chinese satay or ‘hotpot species’ that have an unclear origin will be collected and destroyed, said the director of the Department of the Food Hygiene and Safety Nguyen Cong Khan on Thursday.

Chinese satay packets sold at Hom and Dong Xuan markets in Hanoi on December 23 (Photo: cand.com)

The decision came following revelations made by the Chinese media, who stated that their satay might contain a toxic cancer-causing substance.


In addition, the Ministry of Health is to set up 12 investigating agencies to examine food hygiene and safety around the country. The agencies would focus on businesses that produce, process, trade and import food and species.


The Department of Food Safety and Hygiene has recommended residents to use foods and species that origins are clear. If any person is in doubt about the origins of the species they are buying, they should report this to the authorized organizations.


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Vietnam tests ‘Chinese satay’ after revelation of toxic cancer-causing substance

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CNN: North Korea agrees to return of UN nuclear inspectors

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2010 at 6:27 am

SEOUL, Dec 20, 2010 (AFP) – North Korea has agreed with US troubleshooter Bill Richardson to permit the return of UN nuclear inspectors as part of a package of measures to ease tensions on the peninsula, CNN reported Monday.


CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer, who is travelling with Richardson in Pyongyang, said the North Koreans had agreed to let inspectors from the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency go back to its Yongbyon nuclear facility.

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak (L) speaks during a meeting for a duties report on Ministry of Public Administration and Security at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on December 20, 2010. South Korea ordered civilians on five border islands to take shelter ahead of a live-fire exercise on December 20. AFP

They had also agreed to allow fuel rods for the enrichment of uranium to be shipped to an outside country, and to the creation of a military commission and hotline between the two Koreas and the United States, Blitzer said.

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Environmental inspectors begin work on Hanoi’s golf courses

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2010 at 11:19 am

Dong Mo Golf Course. (Photo: Hanoi Moi)

Inspectors from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment started their examinations of several golf course projects in Hanoi on August 4.


They will check and adjust the environmental, land, and water resource protection of the firms, which manage 19 golf courses in Hanoi.


The ministry will also inspect golf course projects in Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Ninh Binh, and Hoa Binh provinces.

Source: SGGP

Inspectors uncover 27 polluting companies in HCMC

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 5:34 am

Twenty-seven companies were found causing serious environmental pollution in 2009, the Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing Zone and Industrial Park Authority (HEPZA) announced March 4.









A company at Tan Binh Industrial Park in HCMC’s Tan Binh District emits black smoke into the air.


All of the companies were discovered discharging untreated wastewater and industrial smoke causing damaging health effects for locals. In addition, all had installed non-working or fake wastewater treatment systems and failed to adhere to their environmental protection pledges, said the authority.


Inspector of the HEPZA fined the 27 companies a total of VND200 million (US$11,000).


In the future, HEPZA will reinvestigate sources of local pollution including wastewater, exhaust fumes, and industrial waste; and invest in more infrastructures to protect the environment.


HEPZA will also ask infrastructure development companies to build automatic wastewater monitoring systems.


 





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