In order to reduce alcohol poisoning cases, the Minister of Industry and Trade requests market management forces to detect and stringently handle acts of producing under-quality liquors and using industrial alcohol and prohibited materials for liquor production.
Individuals and organizations are prohibited from displaying and trading liquor products without trademarks or import stamps or with unclear origin__Photo: Internet
The ministry, in its Directive No. 02/CT-BCT of March 14, also requests local Industry and Trade Departments to implement Prime Minister Official Letter No. 371, on overcoming consequences of alcohol poisoning cases and intensifying food safety management over liquor products, and perform the state management of liquor production and trading, especially homemade liquor and liquor with unclear origin.
Individuals and organizations are prohibited from displaying and trading liquor products without trademarks or import stamps or with unclear origin.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s units are also tasked to improve legal documents on management of liquor production and trading and coordinate with the Ministry of Health in reviewing and additionally updating standards, technical regulations and food safety requirements for liquor production and trading.
Besides, they will take responsibility for coordinating with the Ministry of Health and mass media agencies in improving citizens’ responsibilities in ensuring food safety in liquor production and trading and raising the community’s awareness of harms caused by liquor abuse.- (VLLF)