Vietnamese Milk Inspection Leaves Sour Taste

VIET NAM - Results of a recent annual inspection of dairy products by health authorities have shocked Vietnamese consumers.
calendar icon 7 April 2009
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Thirty seven of the 99 milk samples tested had protein content much lower, by up to 30 times, than their labels indicated, concluded a report in Thahnien News.

According to the news organisation, four samples had “very little” protein, about 1.2 - 1.6 per cent for 100 grams, and one sample that advertised 24 per cent had only 0.5 per cent.

Some products used for older people and toddlers were marked to contain 30 per cent protein, but had only 2.5 per cent in reality.

Obviously, producers have not only been pick-pocketing customers, but also injuring their health in the process.

The deceit of milk producers has not been properly reported until recently, although it had been detected by the Vietnam Standards and Consumer Protection Association last October.

The irresponsibility and unaccountability of relevant agencies should be seen as abetting a criminal act as the low-quality milk will directly affect the growth of children and the health of old people, who use milk the most.

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