HCM City to crack down on fake health products ahead of Tết

HCM CITY — The Ministry of Health will crank up inspections in HCM City during the run-up to Tết, the Lunar New Year, to unearth fake health products and cosmetics.

At a meeting on Wednesday with the city’s Department of Health and other agencies to discuss action against spurious products, Deputy Minister of Health Phạm Lê Tuấn instructed them to check the process of licensing food supplements, medicinal herbs and cosmetics.

They should carry out more surprise inspections, especially in outlying and neighbouring areas, and be pro-active in obtaining samples for testing, he said.

The department will be assisted in its efforts by the Ministry of Public Security and market management agencies.