Shop fined over fake infant formula


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A baby shop in Hunan was fined 2 million yuan for passing off powdered protein drinks as infant formula.

A couple who ran the shop in Yongxing county of Chenzhou had claimed that the protein drink Beianmin was a formula for special medical purposes.

Beianmin is a protein powder produced by Tianjin Deheng Science and Technology Co. The products involved have inspection reports issued by the manufacturer and the food quality inspection station of Guangdong province.

The parents of five infants reported that their babies had developed abnormal symptoms after consuming Beianmin drinks. The local government arranged for free medical examinations in Chenzhou hospitals.

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