The situation of contaminated food is becoming more and more serious, especially the hazards of chemical contamination. Our study aims to determine the knowledge and practice in preventing chemical contamination of food of producers, traders, consumers and participants in food safety management in Lac Thuy district, Hoa Bình province. The results show that for producers and traders: 52.8% know that alkaline dyes are harmful to health, 13.3% know that there are substitutes for alkaline dyes. 17.1% of producers use food colorants in food processing and 81.6% of traders suspect that food has industrial colorants. For managers: 42.2% received training on food safety. The time of participating as an inspection collaborator was mainly from 1-5 years (58.5%). The tasks performed during the inspection were mainly assessment of sanitary conditions (47.1%) and assessment of raw materials and additives (30.4%). About consumers: 100% have heard of borax and food colorants, 93.3% and 94.6% think that if long-term consumption of food with industrial coloring, borax can cause chronic poisoning, 82.3% said that it is necessary to abolish the entire batch of goods if detecting food with industrial colorants, borax.
chemical pollution, alkaline dyes, borax.
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