It seems most things can be faked these days: DVDs, branded handbags, eggs, and even Milo.
The raid in Mantin was conducted by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, in which they have seized RM250,000 worth of imitation products of the popular malted chocolate drink, prompting Nestle Malaysia to embark on a campaign to educate its customers on how to spot the fake from the real thing.
The counterfeit products were ready to be distributed around the Negeri Sembilan state.
Other items seized were 1,000 empty boxes, 50,000 empty plastic packs, a printer, a weighing machine and a numbering printer.
Six Indonesian and Burmese immigrants, presumably workers of the factory,were also arrested.
Following the raid, Nestle Malaysia started a campaign to help consumers identify counterfeits of its iconic drink by posting a photo on Facebook explaining to consumers how to distinguish fake Milo packaging based on the ridges of its pack.
“Dear fans, NestlÃ© Malaysia has been alerted that the authorities have found counterfeit versions of Milo packaging and Milo powder being produced in Negeri Sembilan,” the company said on its official Facebook page.
“Please be assured that we are working very closely with the relevant authorities especially the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism to ultimately curb this matter as the safety and quality of our products is a non-negotiable priority of NestlÃ©.”
The contents and ingredients of the fake Milo is not yet confirmed.-MYNEWSHUB.CC