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Deputy PM orders investigation into fake fertiliser case

Update: October, 08/2015 - 15:57
Fake fertilisers were found at Thuan Phong Manufacture, Trade and Services Joint Stock Company, based in the southern Dong Nai Province's Bien Hoa City. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Quy Vuong to direct an investigation into the production of fake fertilisers in Dong Nai Province.

In May, the Thuan Phong Manufacture, Trade and Services Joint Stock Company, based in the southern province's Bien Hoa City, was found to be making and bottling a liquid that was labelled as an American product.

Initial investigation showed that since January 2014, the company has made and sold more than 40,000 ‘fertiliser' bottles of several kinds or more than 23,000 litres of fake fertilisers.

The company imported materials, falsified the origin of products and then bottled and sold them in the domestic market.

Nineteen of the 29 samples taken from the company for testing failed to meet the standard index printed on the packaging.

Phuc, who heads the National Steering Committee on Prevention and Control of Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Counterfeit Goods, asked for co-operation from the committee and relevant agencies, such as the industry and trade ministry and the Dong Nai Province People's Committee.

The results of the investigation have to be submitted to the deputy PM this month. — VNS

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