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vendredi 27 septembre 2013

How eating dog became big business in Vietnam

Every year, hundreds of thousands of pets are snatched in Thailand, then smuggled into Vietnam, destined for Hanoi's top restaurants and street stalls. Demand for dogmeat is so high that supply has become a highly lucrative – and brutal – black market

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lundi 12 août 2013

Vietnam city blacklists noodle makers for unsafe chemicals

Ho Chi Minh City food safety authorities have published a list of local rice noodle producers identified as using dangerous and banned chemicals for bleaching and brightening.

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mercredi 31 juillet 2013

Vietnam street food still unsafe

Despite the world recognized tastiness of Vietnamese street food, government policies have been unable to curb the unhygienic practices of vendors

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mardi 16 juillet 2013

McDonald’s to bring Big Mac to Vietnam

Vietnam is finally set to get its first taste of the Big Mac after US burger chain McDonald’s said it would open its first outlet in the communist-run country early next year.

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mercredi 26 juin 2013

Vietnam attempts to curb rip-offs at airports

Service facilities that sell food and drink at air terminals around the country will receive heavy penalties if they take advantage of their monopoly to charge passengers unreasonable prices, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said in its recently released directive.

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lundi 29 octobre 2012

Vietnam’s fish sauce makers agonize over material shortage

A lot of fish sauce villages have been in distress because they cannot scramble with Chinese businessmen for anchovies, the important materials for making fish sauce products.

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jeudi 18 octobre 2012

VN fast food market to boom as new giants coming

While global fast food brand names such as KFC, Lotteria, Jollibee, and Subway have become increasingly familiar to Vietnamese consumers, the local fast food market shares are expected to be rearranged as more players are jumping in the game.

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EU project helps protect Phu Quoc fish sauce

Phu Quoc fish sauce is the first local product to have its name protected in the European Union (EU) as a result of technical assistance from an EU project.

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mardi 9 octobre 2012

Phu Quoc fish sauce makers fail to meet trademark standards

No fish sauce manufacturers in the southwestern island of Phu Quoc have been able to meet the standards to have their products labeled “Phu Quoc fish sauce,” a brand name that was granted the geographical indication and protected as a trademark ten years ago.

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dimanche 26 août 2012

Food with toxic chemicals appear in Vietnam

Food hygiene and safety has become a big concern of Vietnamese consumers when food containing banned chemicals has been detected recently.

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mercredi 11 avril 2012

Third of Vietnamese under-fives malnourished

Nearly a third of pre-school children in Vietnam suffer from malnutrition and stunted

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lundi 19 mars 2012

Food security a priority, says Vietnam PM

Vietnam prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged a regional food and agricultural conference to come up with more aggressive solutions to food security and poverty reduction, especially in rural areas.

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samedi 21 janvier 2012

US companies leading Vietnamese franchise market

A lot of the US brands have appeared on the Vietnamese market recently. Meanwhile, experts believe that the US franchised food chains would be much bigger than now.

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jeudi 12 janvier 2012

800 dogs saved from the pot

About 800 dogs were saved from the cooking pot in Vietnam by a navy unit operating on the Mekong River early on Thursday.

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lundi 12 décembre 2011

France's cheese factory inaugurated in Binh Duong

Bel Vietnam, a subsidiary of France's Bel Group, put its factory - the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region - into operation on December 8.

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mercredi 19 octobre 2011

Foreign food invading domestic market

Producers and exporters from Europe, the US and Australia have been promoting the sale of farm produce to Vietnam, the country with 80 percent of population living on agricultural production.

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lundi 3 octobre 2011

Dognappers spark deadly violence across Vietnam

HANOI — It was already too late when Nguyen Van Cuong heard a neighbor shout "Thief! Thief!" Two men on a motorbike had snatched up his beloved pet dog "Black" and were whizzing away.

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jeudi 28 juillet 2011

Canada warns Vietnam about antibiotic in catfish

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is considering a ban on Vietnamese catfish products after finding samples with excess levels of the antibiotic enrofloxacin, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors said citing sources from the Vietnam Trade Commission in Canada.

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mercredi 27 avril 2011

Vietnam consumers struggle with rising food prices

Hanoi - Lien Ngoc Ha has some difficult decisions to make. She only has 100,000 dong (about 5 dollars) to feed her husband and her two sons each day.

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vendredi 25 mars 2011

Vietnam asks Japan to guarantee food safety

HANOI - Vietnam has asked Japanese companies to guarantee food exports are radiation-free after disaster struck a Japanese nuclear power plant, official media reported Friday.

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jeudi 24 février 2011

Vietnam discovers illegal use of industrial chemicals in food

HCM CITY - City officials are alarmed about food processors' excessive use of industrial chemicals to make products look fresh, clean or white.

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mercredi 24 février 2010

Doener kebab culture, refined in Germany, a hit in Vietnam

Hanoi - Streets in Hanoi, like any Asian metropolis, are filled with hole-in-the-wall restaurants and food vendors.

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dimanche 20 septembre 2009

Multinationals break Vietnam law in formula sales

HANOI — Multinational companies in Vietnam sell baby formula so aggressively that they routinely stretch and sometimes break laws designed to promote breastfeeding, an AP investigation has found.

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mardi 15 septembre 2009

Vietnam brewers fight global giants by popularizing kegs of 'fresh beer'

HANOI -- After chasing off cheap Chinese beer competitors a decade ago, Vietnam's state-run brewers are gearing up to fight a new invasion from Western beer brands. One of their secret weapons is a popular, unpasteurized brew called bia hoi that already enjoys a cult following in parts of the country.

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samedi 5 septembre 2009

Coke to invest $200 million in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY - Coca-Cola plans to invest $200 million in Vietnam over the next three years, nearly doubling its total investment since returning to the Southeast Asian country 15 years ago, CEO Muhtar Kent said on Friday.

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vendredi 12 juin 2009

Thousands of companies fined for food safety violations in Vietnam

The authorities in Vietnam have fined 5,000 companies for violating food safety regulations, state media reported Wednesday.

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samedi 29 novembre 2008

Fear rises over Vietnam's food safety

Fearing that foods imported after last month's floods are contaminated with toxic chemicals from China, consumers in Vietnam's capital are wondering just what is left that is safe to eat.

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samedi 19 juillet 2008

Vietnam suspects anthrax in mass food poisoning

HANOI — Health authorities in communist Vietnam suspect the bacterial livestock disease anthrax caused an outbreak of food poisoning in the country's far north, a health official confirmed Wednesday.

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