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Ten tonnes of seasoning products confirmed fake: police

Update: November, 29/2018 - 11:50
Police examine the seasoning powder found at the warehouse. — Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐẮK LẮK — More than 10 tonnes of seasoning products seized in a police raid were found to be fake, Đắk Lắk Province Police announced late Wednesday.

According to the police, quality tests run by the Southern Institute of Forensic Science on samples collected from the seasoning powder and MSG products in question were all counterfeited.

Economic police conducted a night raid of a warehouse of a 34-year-old woman named Trần Võ Đan Vy in the city of Buôn Ma Thuột on October 11.

Inside, they found a large number of Knorr seasoning powder and MSG products under brand names A-Oner and Aji-No-Moto, which were thought to be counterfeited spin-offs from popular brands A-one and Ajinomoto.

There were 521 boxes of A-oner and Aji-No-Moto products and another 487 containing Knorr powder, weighing a total of more than 10 tonnes.

As Vy failed to present legal documents proving the origins of the goods, the police decided to seize all the products and send samples to the forensic lab.

Representatives of Knorr, A-one and Ajinomoto confirmed to the police that the goods found at the warehouse were fake.

Đắk Lắk Police are preparing to initiate legal proceedings against Vy for trading counterfeited goods. — VNS

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