Rectums and penises back on menu,
but quality still an issue
Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has given its approval to the importing of frozen "white organs" such as rectums, chicken crops and penises.
The imports will be allowed from the beginning of next month after being banned in July 2010.
"Why do we import white organs when people in other countries don't eat them?" Viet Nam Animal Feed Association chairman Le Ba Lich asked.
National Institute of Nutrition deputy director Nguyen Thi Lam said organs were very dangerous to the health of the elderly, gout patients and diabetics, among others, due to the high amounts of cholesterol they contained.
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