Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Iodine-enriched bouillon slows returning deficiency in Vietnam

Uniben’s ‘3 Mien Bouillon’ comes almost a decade after the country successfully contained the issue. Millions of Vietnamese meals are being enriched with iodine thanks to Uniben, a Vietnamese food manufacturer, and its latest iodized seasoning ‘3 Mien Bouillon’.

Since March 2016, Uniben has given away more than nine million packs of the iodine-enriched bouillon at a total cost of more than VND120 billion (around $5.4 million). These free packs mainly come with the company's “3 Mien” instant noodles.

Vietnam is at high risk of a resurfacing iodine deficiency, experts warn, almost a decade after the country's successful national Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Program.