Government officials had recently raided a bungalow in Negeri Sembilan with workers producing and packing imitation packs of Nestle’s Milo worth RM250,000.
According to Free Malaysia Today, a total of 1,000 empty boxes, 50,000 empty plastic packs, a printer weighing machine and a numbering printer was confiscated during the raid while six immigrant workers from Myanmar and Indonesia were arrested.
Nestle Malaysia have also made a statement on their official Facebook to remind the public and their customers to be more aware of the fake Milo powder.
“We are looking into this matter seriously as imitation of products without permission is illegal and could bring harm to the public,” said the statement.
Nestle Malaysia also said that they will be working together with authorities especially the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) in order to solve this problem.
In order to help customers differentiate the original and fake Milo powder, Nestle Malaysia has asked its consumers to be vary of the packaging, especially since Malaysians are the biggest Milo consumers in the world,
To spot the original Milo, edges of the top of the packaging should not have any perfect cuts.
Here is the Milo packaging video that has gone viral on YouTube, uploaded by Nithyananthem Karuppiah.
(Photos source: straitstimes.com)