Court jails 11 for faking popular baby formula brands

Court jails 11 for faking popular baby formula brands

Friday, July 28, 2017 10:46 pm


A Shanghai Third Intermediate People’s Court on Friday sentenced eleven people to between three and 15 years in prison for producing and selling counterfeit baby formula imitating popular foreign and domestic brands.

The court found five people, including Chen Mingjiang and Gu Chuansheng, were found guilty of manufacturing milk powder cans that copied the designs and logos of Beingmate and Abbott, filling them with cheap and inferior formula from other brands, and selling them in 2014 and 2015.

Four others helped manufacture the cans and another two helped with the sales.

The defendants’ illegal gains ranged from 1.2 million yuan (178,000 dollars).

The Shanghai food safety watchdog, police, and procuratorate were alerted in September 2015 after Abbott reported the case.

The can-making company based in east China’s Shandong Province was fined 4 million yuan by the court.


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