EU lifts safety restrictions on Vietnamese noodles

By Anh Minh   June 14, 2022 | 06:16 am PT
EU lifts safety restrictions on Vietnamese noodles
A bowl of bun bo (beef noodle soup) served at a stall in Hue in central Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Tran
Starting July 3, the EU will remove Vietnam’s rice noodles, glass noodles and vermicelli from the list of goods subjected to safety controls.

Announcing this, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said Vietnamese exporters will no longer have to provide safety certificates for these products.

However, some local herbs including coriander, mint and parsley will be subjected to a temporary increase in safety controls at border posts.

Vietnamese dragon fruit and instant noodles containing spices/seasonings or sauces will also be subjected to special entry conditions in the EU market to check for contamination risks.

Vietnamese instant noodles have been under the EU scanner since January after some were found containing ethylene oxide, a substance banned in the union.

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