21 February 2018
JOHOR BARU: Three individuals were charged in the Johor Baru Sessions Court today for selling and distributing fake baby formulas.
The three individuals – Yap Kai Chai, 59, Ling Mei Nar, 42, and Yap Chang Hong, 26 – were identified as business partners of a string of Chinese medicinal drug stores, operating in several locations in the state.
On the first count, Kai Chai and Ling, as business partners of TCM Yongtai Lian in Taman Mutiara Rini, Skudai had allegedly committed the offence of openly selling fake Enfalac A+ Step 1 (1.8 kg), which was found with counterfeited trademark on the product packaging.
On the second charge, Kai Chai had committed the same offence, this time with his son Chang Hong, his business partner of the Yong Thye Lian drug store in Taman Nusa Bestari, Skudai.
If found guilty, both offences, read under Section 8 (2)(b) of the Trade Description Act 2011 carries a fine of up to RM10,000 for each of the traded good or imprisonment of up to three years or both.
The father and son were also charged with possession of a total of 208 packs of fake baby formulas, which was stored at another business outlet in Taman Seri Orkid.
All of the alleged offences were committed on Dec 7, 2017 at 1pm when a team from the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry’s office in Johor carried out checks at the shops operated by the three, following public complaints of fake baby formulas being sold in the state.
The three pleaded not guilty and claimed trial before Sessions Court judge Jailani Rahman.
14 December 2017
Test results on suspected fake baby formula to be known in two weeks
KUALA LUMPUR: The results of an analysis into suspected fake infant formula (Enfalac A+ Step 1) samples is estimated to take about two weeks, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
He said the Health Ministry will only determine the actual content of the product once the results are obtained.
“The analysis on the samples taken from the product has been carried out since Tuesday and we are still waiting for the results.
“We will prepare a report on it after two weeks.
Melaka dad wants speedy probe on fake infant formula issue
MELAKA: A concerned father from Melaka, who claimed his daughter fell sick after drinking suspected fake infant milk, wants the authorities to clear the air over the issue.
The 33-year-old, who only wished to be known as Koh, said he decided to report the matter to state Unity and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Lai Meng Chong, who also heads the state Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.
Koh hoped other parents are alerted to the possibility that more fake milk products are out there in the market.
Koh said he will submit photographs of the milk and its packaging details together with his report.
“I don’t intend to sue the company or the shop that may have unwittingly sold the suspected fake infant milk.
“What we need to do is to alert other parents in Melaka here, that there may more of the fake infant milk sold in the market if proven to be true by the authorities.
“This would be in the best interest of all as lives may be at stake,” Koh told the New Straits Times.
Koh said his wife had taken pictures of the barcode printed on the infant formula milk powder packaging box at 6pm yesterday and submitted it to the company’s headquarters to determine its authenticity.
“I want to play iy safe and I don’t want to lose my evidence by easily surrendering the formula milk I have in hand to the authorities.
“I want to check with the company’s headquarters first for them to verify the barcode as evidence before lodging a report with the KPDNKK,” he said.
Koh said once the formula milk company verifies that the barcode on the packaging did not originate from the company, he would then bring the matter to the attention of the authorities.
11 December 2017
Fake Baby Milk Powder Seized in Johor Bahru, Here’s What We Know So Far
Parents, take note if your babies are drinking this infant formula! Just recently, the authorities in Johor Bahru have discovered that fake milk powder are being sold in various locations, which got many parents understandingly worried about the infant formula they have bought.
210 boxes of suspected fake baby milk powder seized in Johor
SENAI – The Johor Domestic Trade and Consumerism Ministry has seized 210 boxes of suspected fake baby milk powder worth about RM42,000 (S$13,900).
State director Khairul Anwar Bachok said the items were confiscated from Chinese medical shops and convenience stores in five different locations in Johor Baru.
They outlets are located in Iskandar Puteri, Taman Mutiara Rini, Taman Orkid, Taman Daya and Taman Nusa Bestari.
“The operations were conducted together with the manufacturer of the baby milk powder following a report received by the company,” he said at a press conference in Senai on Sunday (Dec 10).