Vietnam's exports in jeopardy over heavy metal contaminated seafood

22.11.2016

Vietnam’s export turnover target of USD 7 billion in 2016 may not be achieved as contaminated shipments to the EU contaminated have doubled compared to the same period last year. The National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (Nafiqad) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have imposed strict control methods on seafood exports from red-flagged companies in particular, and in the entire export seafood production sector.

Nafiqad has received 11 compromised cases of shipments contaminated with mercury and Cadmium. “The number of violations has increased 2.2 times compared to 2015, said Nguyen Nhu Tiep, Nafiqad Director General.


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