VietNamNet reports that cases of food poisoning have soared as summer approaches, and the Ministry of Health is pushing April as the Month for Food Safety.
The Anti-Poison Centre at Bach Mai Hospital receives several cases of food poisoning each day, often from street food. On April 8, the day the Ministry of Health launched its Month for Food Safety, the centre received three more cases.
Food poisoning typically increases in early April with the hot weather, when the centre receives four to five poisonings per day and sometimes seven to eight.
Food hygiene has become an urgent issue in Vietnam.