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Vietnam suspends sales of 13 Coca-Cola products

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The Ministry of Health has suspended sales of 13 beverage products of Coca-Cola Vietnam categorised as “supplement food”, including Minute Maid Nutriboost milk drinks. (Photo: Coca Cola)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Health has suspended sales of 13 beverage products of Coca-Cola Vietnam categorised as “supplement food” because the company does not have certificates on food safety for supplement food production.

The listed products include Minute Maid Nutriboost milk drink in orange, strawberry and mango flavour, Samurai energy drink in strawberry flavour, Minute Maid TEPPY Orange Drink, Aquarius sport drink, Dasani bottled water, and Minute Maid Splash Smooth.

The beverage maker was only licensed to produce bottled drinks and has not obtained separate safety certificates required for producing supplement food.

The ministry has ordered authorities of six cities and provinces – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Can Tho, Khanh Hoa and Nghe An – where the firm bases, to supervise the suspension of these products.

Previously, the ministry’s inspector team has started a 45-day inspection of Coca-Cola Vietnam to check its distributors and suppliers of ingredients, additives, processing aids and containers.-VNA
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