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In late May 2017, the Ministry of Health issued Decision No. 21/QD-XPVPHC, imposing a fine of VND25 million ($1,136) on Humana Vietnam for insufficient testing of imported nutrition products for children, thus violating Article 26 of Decree No.178/2013/ND-CP.
Decree 178 covers sanctions of administration violations of food safety regulations. Under Article 26 of the decree, units will be fined if they fail to maintain periodical quality control and product testing in accordance with regulations.
Humana is one of the leading healthcare companies in Germany and one of the ten biggest groups in the EU. Established in 1950, Humana specialises in doing research and producing milk products for children.
Currently, Humana is producing and exporting its products to 70 countries worldwide. It has 17 factories in Germany and 196 representative offices around the globe.