Vietnam Tests 2 Philippine beverages For High Lead Content
The Ministry of Health has ordered a recall of three batches of products made by URC Vietnam, a unit of the Philippine producer Universal Robina, after tests found higher lead content than permitted limits.
URC Vietnam will have to pull all affected products from a batch of green tea C2 manufactured on February 2 and two batches of energy drink Rong Do on November 10 and February 19, Nguyen Van Nhien, chief inspector from the ministry, said Friday.
Nhien also announced latest test results showing that the products from these batches have lead content from 0.053 to 0.085 mg/l, above the permitted limit of 0.05 mg/l.
Further investigations are ongoing, he said, adding that the latest tests were conducted during several checks by health inspectors at two URC facilities in Vietnam.