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Vemma Drink Food safety under scrutiny at Laos boat racing festival - AsiaOne: AsiaOneFood safety under scrutiny...

Vemma Drink Food safety under scrutiny at Laos boat racing festival - AsiaOne: AsiaOneFood safety under scrutiny...

Vientiane Times Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 Officials from the Ministry of Health's Food and Drug Department are advising festival-goers to eat only fresh and cooked food, to reduce the risk of falling ill due to unhygienic practices. Head of the department's Food and Drug Inspection Division Dr Soulisack Sounvoravong said yesterday their medical staff have been out testing and observing the quality of food products on sale at the festival. "Our staff are using test kits to check the quality of drinking water from plants already in possession of food safety certificates issued by the department. In addition, they are advising plants to extend these certificates if they are nearly expired," Dr Soulisack said. Meanwhile, staff from the Hygiene and Prevention Department have been assigned to check the quality of food sold by street vendors, particularly grilled chicken. The food ...

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