Vietnam sets melamine threshold
Vietnam has set its acceptable concentration of melamine in animal feed up to 2.5mg/kg,
equivalent to the standard in the US, Canada and the European Union, according
to a decision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
In a decision released on November 28, the MARD stipulated that the
acceptable melamine quantity in animal feeds is not more than 2.5mg per
The decision was made after the Animal Feed Consultative Council
(gathering experts from the Animal Husbandry Agency, the Aquaculture Agency, and
the Ministry of Health) carefully researched regulations of the US, Canada, the
EU, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Chief of the Animal Husbandry Agency, Hoang
Kim Giao, said in principle, Vietnam doesn't accept melamine in animal feed but
the threshold of 2.5mg is equivalent to zero. Previously the agency asked
traders to not import and buy animal feeds and materials that contain melamine.
For human food, Vietnam does not accept melamine.
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