VIETNAM: Vietnam denies presence of harmful antibiotics in shrimp exports to EU
Vietnam today [Thursday] responded to the EU investigation into harmful antibiotics in shrimp exports by denying their presence.
Earlier this week the EU said it was intensifying the testing of shrimps from Vietnam and Myanmar, as well as shrimps and chicken from Thailand, after antibiotics had been discovered during spot checks.
Nitrofuran residues were discovered in shrimps imported from all three countries, while chloramphenicol was discovered in chicken imported from Thailand.
However, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Phan Thuy Thanh today responded to the charges: Experts have informed us that there are no antibiotic or chloramphenicol substances in Vietnamese shrimp exports to the EU." She added that the government of Vietnam introduced stringent regulation in 1999 to prevent toxic substances entering seafood exports.
- It won't just be Unilever to push for Brexit hikes
- Price an underlying tension across European FMCG
- Danone's Q3 sales - what the analysts say
- Interview: UK trade body on Brexit's policy impact
- Interview: UK trade body on the impact of Brexit
- Nestle lowers outlook on "softer environment"
- UK announces "action plan" to drive food exports
- Farmers' groups slam Danone over non-GMO stance
- Kraft Heinz: Innovation more important than ever
- China "transition" drags on Danone Q3
- The Big 15: Strategies and Priorities of Top Packaged Food Players in Comparison
- Omega-3 in Food and Beverage:Time for a Reboot?
- Global Food Packaging: Innovating for Greater Convenience and Quality Image
- Packaged Food: Quarterly Statement Q3 2016
- Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review