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Two milk powder companies ordered to stop production, take formula off the market

By Zhao Xinying | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-06-09 20:30
Milk powder products at a supermarket. [Photo/IC]

Formula milk powder produced by two companies that claimed their milk powder could free infants from allergies, has been recalled from the market on suspension of false publicity, and the companies involved were ordered to stop production, according to a notice released on the website of the State Administration on Market Regulation.

The two companies, Teyi Food Co Ltd in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, and Dairygold Co Ltd in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, produced and sold the milk powder when they hadn't obtained registration or production permits for food with special medical functions, the notice said.

In accordance with laws and regulations, such as the food safety law and advertising law, market regulation authorities in the two cities ordered the two enterprises to stop issuing false publicity information, sealed up some of the milk powder and conducted sampling inspections.

Inspections showed that the milk powder was made of ordinary milk products, which didn't have special functions, such as as preventing babies from developing allergies. 

Authorities forced the two enterprises to remove their products on the market and stop production.

The State Administration of Market Regulation said in the notice that it would strengthen supervision and management on food enterprises that might mislead consumers by advocating that their products have special functions or by labeling their products as "medical", "hi-tech" or related to "health-protection".

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