CPV: Vietnam's northern region is in summer, a season favourable for the development of bacteria, viruses. That is the main reason for food poisoning. Moreover, co-operation between sectors and authorities in the management and supervision of food safety remains loose. According to statistics, several people poisoned by food have been hospitalised in the Bach Mai hospital anti-poison centre each day since the beginning of the year. Most of them are being poisoned due to eating contaminated food with unclear origin along streets. The number of people poisoned in 2005 was nearly 4,000, 50 of whom died. The number of people dying of poisoning increased highly over 2004. The food safety situation is at an alarming level. The Month of Action for Food Hygiene and Safety this year launched nationwide with the theme "Prevention of food contamination" aimed to raise people's awareness of food safety, but food safety has not considerably improved. According to Hoang Tan Cuong, director of the … [Read more...] about Food poisoning in summer: an alarming problem
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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? Food-related risks are unavoidable, says health official Is unsafe food poisoning Vietnamese people? National Assembly rejects setting up of Food Safety Committee 17 tons of frozen food with unclear origin found in Hanoi Methanol, aldehyde found in deadly southern Vietnam rice wine 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. … [Read more...] about Is unsafe food poisoning Vietnamese people?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - 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 refrigerators, said doctor Nguyễn Anh Tuấn of Bạch Mai … [Read more...] about Food poisoning hits after Tết celebrations
The 2016 Hue Festival opened last night with Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh in attendance. After a 90 minute concert, the ceremony ended with a fireworks display. This is the city's ninth festival and will run from from April 29 to May 4. This year's opening night attracted 20 percent more visitors than the last festival in 2014. 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
HA NOI (VNS) — The Ministry of Health's Viet Nam Food Administration has announced that 24 people have died from food poisoning nationwide so far this year. … [Read more...] about Food poisoning fatalities on the increase