Ho Chi Minh City authorities on Tuesday seized more than two tons of rotten pig udders that were meant to be sold to eateries and restaurants as “goat udder,” a popular dish among Vietnamese drinkers.
The HCMC environment police and veterinary department’s officers raided a house in District 12 in the morning of December 22 and found the pig udders, which had turned smelly, in more than 44 boxes.
No documents of the products were produced.
Cao Chi Dong, 36, the owner of the batch, said he bought the pig udders from northern provinces and hired people to soak them with preservatives. The udders were meant to be sold to restaurants to be processed into “grilled goat udders.”
But the inspectors believed the udders were transported from China as they found Chinese characters on plastic bags.
The inspectors took the samples for testing.
They also took a minute to impose a fine of more than VND20 million on Dong and force him to destroy the rotten pig udders.