Fake Milo found in Malaysia

Fake Milo found in Malaysia
The original Milo packaging (left) is machine packed and cut, and the edges on the top of an original pack will not have perfect perforation, unlike that on a fake package.

SINGAPORE - Food manufacturer Nestle Malaysia has started a campaign to educate its customers on how to spot a fake Milo product. This comes after authorities in Malaysia seized RM250,000 (S$94,058) worth of imitation products of the popular chocolate malt drink in Negeri Sembilan.

According to a report in Malay Mail Online, Nestle is working with authorities and urges customers to lodge reports with customer service if they bought counterfeit versions of the drink.

Milo Malaysia also published a photo on its Facebook page, explaining to customers how to distinguish between a genuine product and a counterfeit one based on the perforation of the packet.

The post described how Milo packaging is machine-packed and cut, and the edges on top of the package will not have perfect perforation, unlike a counterfeit one.

Utasan Malaysia reported that the raid on March 13 was conducted by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry. Other items seized include 1,000 empty boxes, 50,000 empty plastic packs, a printer, a weighing machine and a numbering printer.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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