Vietnam strengthens controls over ethoxyquin in seafood products ahead of EU ban

Published on
January 17, 2020

Vietnam has tightened controls on ethoxyquin in feed production for the seafood industry, in an effort to avoid a negative reaction from the European Union. Ethoxyquin, a preservative, will be banned from feed and feed materials for all animals beginning 1 April, according to an E.U. ruling put in place in 2017. The ban was created due to fears the additive might cause a risk to humans, animal health, and the environment. Most countries set maximum residue limits of ethoxyquin in seafood…

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Reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

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