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Organic arsenic in fish sauce safe for humans: experts

Experts in the fish sauce industry said organic arsenic, which is naturally found in fish, seafood and fish sauce, is considered to be non-toxic.

Vietnam debunks arsenic fish sauce scare

247 fish sauce samples collected from five provinces and cities are safe.

Vietnam probes consumer group for controversial fish sauce quality claims

The group has come under fire from all sides.
October 24, 2016 | 08:18 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's consumer group misled public with fish sauce quality claims, ministry confirms

Vinastas's controversial study, which sparked a health scare last month, was flawed and illegally conducted, investigators have concluded.
November 08, 2016 | 05:31 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese consumer group eats humble pie for spreading fish sauce scare

Authorities have yet to punish the group even after condemning it for 'causing damage to fish sauce producers.'
November 28, 2016 | 04:53 pm GMT+7

Hanoi advertising firm sponsored controversial fish sauce survey: trade ministry

The government is investigating if any other individuals or organizations are involved.
November 30, 2016 | 11:05 am GMT+7

Vietnam punishes editors over fish sauce story scandal

Thanh Nien newspaper earlier received the highest fine for running reports about high arsenic levels found in fish sauce.
December 06, 2016 | 11:34 am GMT+7

5 die of suspected suffocation at Vietnam fish sauce factory

The victims are a man from Thailand and four Vietnamese workers.
January 13, 2017 | 10:53 am GMT+7

Vietnam's consumer group fires official over fish sauce survey scandal

The group has falsely concluded that local fish sauce had toxic arsenic levels, and he was part of the research team.
April 15, 2017 | 11:04 am GMT+7

Vietnam gov’t orders heavier punishment for agency behind false toxic fish sauce survey

The consumer group was fined just $660 and its chairman got a ticking off over a scandal that caused widespread panic.
July 05, 2017 | 12:07 pm GMT+7

6 Vietnamese dishes that owe fish sauce a flavor

It’s the classic Robin to Batman of local food; fish sauce has long been the unsung hero.
January 17, 2018 | 02:17 pm GMT+7

One dish, five eateries – an exploration in Saigon

In five grilled pork noodle eateries in Saigon, customers willingly await their turn to be served.
January 17, 2019 | 04:07 pm GMT+7

Something very fishy is happening on Vietnam's northern coast

The making of Vietnamese cuisine’s indispensable condiment requires a lot of fish that are processed carefully in several stages.
January 25, 2019 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

When Vietnamese fish sauce is much more than fish

The secret to making a good high graded fish sauce comes with another marine creature hiding in sand.
February 07, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Fish sauce draft standards suspended

The draft national fish sauce standard has been withdrawn after strident protests and criticism from traditional producers. 
March 13, 2019 | 12:24 pm GMT+7
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