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jeudi 7 novembre 2019

The pain of surging pork prices Is now being felt in Vietnam

African swine fever, the deadly pig disease that drove up China’s pork prices to record levels, is now taking another major consumer of the meat hostage.

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lundi 28 octobre 2019

Story of the banh mi: Vietnam’s super sandwich that took on the world

Introduced to Vietnam by the colonial French, the baguette was later adapted for local tastes Banh mi is still sold in Vietnam as a cheap snack, but it is now also a hit around the world

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dimanche 27 octobre 2019

Giant Vietnam restaurant chain Mon Hue shuts down

Vietnam restaurant chain Mon Hue has closed down without notice, evidently unable to pay its debt.

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lundi 21 octobre 2019

Vietnam’s growing alcohol and salt addiction

The news that almost 60 percent of Vietnamese consume excessive salt and alcohol is one of the negative consequences of its remarkable economic progress.

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lundi 16 septembre 2019

Can Vietnam’s YouTube grandmother bridge one of the world’s greatest generation gaps ?

The older generation is defined by war and hunger, the younger by peace and economic growth. This is the story of how one Vietnamese grandmother tapped a cooking pot and YouTube to bring a country together

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mercredi 10 avril 2019

Burger King faces boycott in Vietnam after spiking ‘racist’ chopsticks ad

Burger King franchises are under direct attack from the Vietnamese community, despite the brand pulling an ad promoting its Vietnamese-inspired burger that was deemed ‘racist’ by online commenters.

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lundi 29 octobre 2018

Food poisoning deaths in Vietnam fall in 10 months

Ten people died among 2,237 food poisoning sufferers in Vietnam between January and October, the country's Preventive Health Department said Monday.

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mardi 9 octobre 2018

Asia Vietnam's dog meat culture clashes with modern tastes

Vietnamese officials in Hanoi have asked residents to stop eating dog meat, citing health and public image concerns. Vendors and enthusiasts now fear a nationwide ban on what they consider to be a traditional delicacy.

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vendredi 10 août 2018

Vietnam poised to become top player in ocean aquaculture

Vietnam has set an ambitious goal of becoming a leading country in aquaculture – specifically in the productive development of its coastal marine environment.

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mercredi 4 juillet 2018

Hue aims to become Vietnam's gastronomy capital

Local authorities in Hue have the ambitious plan of developing the city into the gastronomy capital of Vietnam to boost tourism.

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mardi 2 janvier 2018

Vietnam imposes heavier penalties on filthy food producers, traders

Those who produce or trade dirty food in Vietnam can be sentenced up to 20 years in prison, local media reported on Tuesday.

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dimanche 3 décembre 2017

Vietnam's communist heart Hanoi gets its first McDonald's

Global burger behemoth McDonald's opened its first branch on Saturday (Dec 2) in the historic heart of communist Hanoi, a conservative city renowned for its traditional - and cheap - Vietnamese staples beloved by food-obsessed locals.

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jeudi 30 novembre 2017

Food poisoning fatalities in Vietnam nearly double in 11 months

Vietnam witnessed 102 food poisoning cases between January and November, which sickened 3,147 people and killed 22, its Preventive Health Department said Thursday.

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samedi 28 janvier 2017

Try one of Vietnam’s finest tea brands

Have you tried one of Vietnam’s finest tea brands, the taste of which lingers in the mind of local tea enthusiasts ?

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dimanche 18 décembre 2016

France’s most popular Christmas cake lives on in the bakeries of Vietnam

Come December, the storefronts of Paris fill up with a familiar-looking log. Thick and brown, with a sugary sheen, the bûche de Noël, or Yule log cake, is a holiday spectacle in France.

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mardi 22 novembre 2016

Vietnam media fined for 'false' fish sauce reports

Vietnam on Monday fined scores of news outlets for publishing now-discredited reports about toxic fish sauce, accusing them of sparking public panic over the staple condiment in a country plagued by food scares.

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dimanche 17 avril 2016

Vietnam to stop supplies of banned substances to ensure food safety

Vietnam will cease allowing banned substances to be imported into the country to ensure food safety, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam said earlier this week.

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samedi 6 février 2016

Vietnam's 12-hour Tet cake worth the wait

She may be edging into her nineties, but Tran Thi Tam still refuses to serve her children store-bought banh chung, the savoury rice cake prepared in a frenzy during Vietnam's lunar new year festival known as Tet.

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mardi 12 janvier 2016

Vietnam reacts after Taiwanese reports of toxic Vietnamese-made chopsticks

While Taiwanese media have recently reported that several disposable chopsticks imported from Vietnam have been found containing toxic chemicals, Vietnamese makers of the common utensils assert that they have never used any toxins in production.

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jeudi 6 août 2015

So cheap it hurts: Vietnam struggles to build 'dumping' case against US poultry

The US poultry industry has denied allegations that it was dumping cheap products into Vietnam, one week after Vietnamese producers accused it of pursuing an unfair pricing policy.

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dimanche 7 juin 2015

Cruel trade: the flourishing cat-meat restaurants of north Vietnam

Cats destined for the pot are transported in squalid conditions before a cruel death. With policemen and military officers their most devoted customers, the illegal restaurants appear safe from prosecution, Simon Parry finds

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dimanche 28 septembre 2014

Hanoi open food street

HANOI : Hang Buom Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter has been declared a cuisine zone based on its variety of European and Asian food, sold at street-side stalls.

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lundi 18 août 2014

Vietnam launches beer for designated drivers

A Vietnamese brewery introduced a non-alcoholic beer on Sunday in the hopes of giving designated drivers, athletes, and women something to drink.

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lundi 21 juillet 2014

Over 80 pct of Phu Quoc fish sauce bottles are fake

Over 80 percent of the domestically-consumed fish sauce bearing the Phu Quoc Island name are fake, an official has said.

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dimanche 9 février 2014

Firms binge on dietary foods in Vietnam

Many foreign enterprises are gnawing into Vietnam’s lucrative market for dietary supplements.

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Vietnam luxury chocolate pioneers

Ho Chi Minh City - Deep in the Mekong Delta, two Frenchmen have their heads buried in a sack of cacao beans. The pair, co-founders of Vietnam's first artisan chocolate maker, resurface, murmuring appreciatively.

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mardi 14 janvier 2014

In Vietnam, the hand that feeds is rotten

Eating in Vietnam seems suicidal as relevant authorities are unable to control persistent bacteria, mold and deadly chemical contamination

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jeudi 2 janvier 2014

Vietnam: back to organic ?

Worried about food safety, Vietnamese look again at small-scale organic farming.

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mercredi 27 novembre 2013

Fast-food chains ignore Vietnamese suppliers, cite quality reasons

The first foreign fast-food brand came to Vietnam in 1995 and there has been a steady influx since, but one thing has remained constant -- Vietnamese suppliers to these chains have been conspicuously absent.

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dimanche 3 novembre 2013

Can fish sauce be Vietnam's champagne ?

The country is ready to start trademarking its cultural goods but is unsure how to go about it.

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