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Fake dietary supplements seized in Hà Nội

Update: September, 01/2016 - 15:00
Thousands of dietary supplements without clear origins were seized in Hà Nội. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội police and market watch department’s inspectors have seized nearly 32,700 dietary supplement products without clear origins.

While investigating the Việt Nam Slim HMN Trading Company Limited in Tam Hiệp Commune of Thanh Trì District on Tuesday morning, representatives of the Hà Nội police and market watch departments discovered some 10,000 imported products, popular in the market.

These illegal products include Royal Jelly, Glucosamin USA, Shark cartilage and Plus min USA, as well as HMN Collagen USA, Fish wall collagen Type II and Nickbon glucosamine.

The officials also seized 11,120 products with 1.7 tonnes of packages and labels as well as machines used for packing dietary supplements at the company’s warehouse in Hà Đông District’s Phú La Ward.

Vi Văn Hòa, the warehouse’s keeper, failed to present any invoice indicating the origin of the products.

Another package containing 10,750 products without clear origins was found in the company’s branch in Tả Thanh Oai Commune of Thanh Trì District.

Đàm Thanh Thế, head of secretariat of the National Steering Committee on the Prevention and Control of Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Fake Commodities (or Steering Committee 389) said this is a serious case. Although the products had foreign labels, the containers and packaging were processed in the country, he said.

Relevant agencies have seized the goods for further investigation. — VNS


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