VietNamNet Bridge – Unsafe food has become a hot topic in Vietnam - from rotten fat to dried food with maggots. But is it a media induced panic or should Vietnamese people be very concerned about what they are eating? Unsafe food has become a burning issue in Vietnam. Vietnamese people have never had to face so many public food scares. And the risks go way beyond simple stomach upsets as people are increasingly concerned about acute diarrhea and even cancer. According to a scientific conference on food safety held in Hanoi in December 2009, up to 56 percent of food samples tested were infected with chemicals, growth stimulants and processing substances – all of which are potentially damaging to those who eat it. Experts discussed at the conference that more and more types of food are infected with chemicals and stimulants. The recent discovery of food containing listeria monocytegene, which can cause poison and complications related to pregnancy is one … [Read more...] about Is unsafe food poisoning Vietnamese people?
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Storing cooked food and leftovers in refrigerators after Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday is a cause of food poisoning, health experts said. Statistics from the Ministry of Health during Tết holiday showed that more than 1,000 patients with symptoms of digestive disorders, food and liquor poisoning were admitted to hospitals nationwide. On the second day of the holiday, Nguyễn Thu Hiền’s son in Hà Nội’s Hoàng Mai District got food poisoning from eating leftovers. Hiền purchased a large amount of food and invited lots of friends over for celebrations. Instead of keeping the leftovers in a refrigerator, she left them on the dining table and covered them. One hour after eating the leftovers, her son got a stomachache and felt nauseated. He was diagnosed with food poisoning from eating food contaminated with E.coli bacteria. The digestive disorders and food poisoning were likely caused by storing leftovers in … [Read more...] about Food poisoning hits after Tet celebrations
Thousands of visitors watched the opening ceremony of this year's Hue festival last night Hue is one of the areas suffering from the recent fish deaths, which has caused concern among visitors. Nguyen Dung, deputy chairman of Thua Thien Hue province and head of the festival's organizing board, said the provincial government will take responsibility if any visitor suffers food poisoning. … [Read more...] about Hue Festival opens with promise to avoid food poisoning risks from mass fish deaths
VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health's Viet Nam Food Administration has announced that 24 people have died from food poisoning nationwide so far this year. Among the deaths, 12 were linked to poisonous mushrooms and the 12 other cases were due to other causes including blowfish, surf clam and cicada, said deputy director of the administration Nguyen Thanh Phong. The death toll was also 41 per cent higher than the same period last year, Phong added. In addition, the number of food poisoning cases had increased 15.4 per cent from 2013, he said. Phong remarked that 2,084 food poisoning cases have been reported as of June 10. The health sector had also launched efforts to bring the situation under control, he said. The latest case involving the consumption of poisonous mushrooms resulted in seven family members being taken to Dien Bien General Hospital after consuming green-spored parasol mushrooms (Chlorophyllum molybdites) in the northern mountainous Dien Bien Province's Tan … [Read more...] about Food poisoning fatalities on the increase
HCM CITY(VNS)— Enterprises and companies with more than 500 employees should be encouraged to set up a canteen meeting food safety and hygiene standards. The advice was delivered by Hua Ngoc Thuan, deputy chairman of the HCM City People's Committee, at a workshop held last Friday. He said this would help improve employees' health. The Food Safety and Hygiene Division under the city's Department of Health informed the workshop that nearly 400 enterprises in the city do not have food safety and hygiene certificates. Thuan said the Department of Industry and Trade should direct enterprises with canteens to buy food with clear evidence of origin towards avoiding food poisoning. Enterprises and companies with more than 500 employees should be encouraged to set up a canteen meeting food safety and hygiene standards.—Photo Laodong.com.vn Last year, there were at least four food poisoning cases affecting a large number of victims. Thuan said the food safety and hygiene … [Read more...] about City targets improved food safety, hygiene