Food ingredients (Fi) Vietnam, an annual event dedicated solely to food ingredients in the food and beverage industry in the emerging Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) countries, will be held again on May 16-18, 2018 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC). Fi Vietnam will take place on May 16-18 at Ho Chi Minh City Fi Vietnam is the meeting place for the ASEAN-CLMV region’s leading food and beverage suppliers, R&D, production, and marketing specialists and showcases the most diverse range of new and innovative ingredients and services. At the event, more than 170 ingredient suppliers in the region and the world will display their food and beverage products with good prices and high-quality. These products include amino acids, aromas, bakery, cereal, and coffee products, colourants, dairy products, egg products, emulsifiers, enzymes, essential oils, flavouring, food additives, functional and health foods, preservatives, soy products, sweeteners, and … [Read more...] about Fi Vietnam 2018: food ingredients for regional F&B players
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Vietnamese food is delicious and it is often cited as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. To make sure that this was true, we spoke to Antoine Yvon, the head nutritionist at CMI hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. You will finally know if all those banh mi sandwiches are good for you, if you should drink the broth of your pho or not, and the name of Vietnam's only superfruit. The interview was translated from French. What is your general professional opinion about Vietnamese food? Is it as healthy as people think it is? Antoine Yvon: Vietnamese food is one of the most healthy and balanced in the world. As a professional, I have seen that dishes and ingredients used in Vietnamese cuisine can cover all the dietary needs on protein, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals because there is a great natural diversity of agricultural products. It is this diversity and variety that are the foundations of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Eating with chopsticks, using multiple … [Read more...] about Is Vietnamese food really healthy?
Many Chinese pickled and dried plums, recently detected by their home authorities as containing cancer-causing additives and chemicals, are being sold in Ho Chi Minh City’s markets. At a booth that sells Chinese dried and pickled plums in a HCM City market. Photo: Tuoi Tre Chinese media coverage has reported that pickled and dried peaches, plums, and many other fruits produced by three renowned local manufacturers have been found to contain huge amounts of additives such as saccharin and sodium cyclamate sweeteners; carmine and amaranth coloring; and sulfur dioxide whitener. The amount of additives found in the plums is three time higher than the allowed level, Chinese media reported. Health experts said sodium cyclamate can turn into an extremely toxic substance that can cause cancer, while sulfur dioxide can combine with vitamin B1 to damage consumers’ brain, lungs, and liver. Chemicals like carmine, amaranth, or saccharin can also be dangerous if more than the allowed … [Read more...] about Chinese plums with cancer-causing additives rife in HCM City
HA NOI (Biz Hub) – Several sophisticated handmade products and food specialities will be presented to the public at a spring fair that opens on Saturday in Ha Noi. The once-valuable food items, which were given as offerings to kings in the past, include sam cam bird (Fulica atra), nine-spur cock, Anh Vu river fish, Vong Village young sticky rice, Tu Le sticky rice, Ngu banana, dried longan, Nga Son mat and Van Phuc silk, among many others. Visitors to the 800-booth fair at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre will also have a chance to sample and purchase hundreds of specialities from every region in the country, including fresh fruit from the Mekong River Delta, Ly Son garlic, Phu Quoc fish sauce and Tan Cuong tea. Hanoians will also have a chance to enjoy several traditional cultural activities taking place at another spring fair that will open at the Quan Ngua Gymnasium next week. Demonstrations of different traditional festivals and folk games will be organised at the event, to be … [Read more...] about Spring Fair to showcase food specialities
HCM City's Department of Health and market management agencies will set up teams to inspect companies producing food, candy, sweetened dry fruits, Chinese sausage and beverages for Tet (the lunar New Year) for food hygiene and safety. Inspection will focus on dangerous flavour enhancers and chemical additives in food that are harmful to health. Saigon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) Youth Union to hold national congress this month The National Congress of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union will be organised in Ha Noi from Dec.11-14. The congress will be attended by 1,000 youth representing more than seven million members of Youth Unions in the country. The youngest delegate to the congress will be 15-year-old Duong Minh Anh, a 10th grader at Chu Van An Senior High School in Ha Noi. Tin Tuc (News) Construction begins on new bridge in Vinh Long Works started on Monday on the construction of Vinh Xuan Bridge on National Route 54 in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province of Vinh … [Read more...] about HCM City to step up food safety tests