November 3, 2011
Vietnamese seafood contains harmful substances
Foreign authorities detected as many as 26 batches of Vietnamese seafood contaminated with toxic substances for human health, the Vietnamese newspaper reported.
The Canadian authorities found Flouroquiolones in 11 seafood batches imported from Vietnam while the Japanese detected that 16 batches of Vietnam-produced shrimp were infested with Enrofloxacin.
Both substances are anti-biotic but harmful for human health. They are not allowed to be used in aquatic industry.
Japan is the second largest market for Vietnam-sourced shrimp while Canada is among the top importers of Vietnam's seafood.