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4 held for selling fake branded popsicles

four people who were involved in manufacturing and selling unlicensed snack foods were caught in Shanghai and three other provinces after local police said fake Want Want snacks had made its way into the children’s food markets.

When police found a huge quantity of fake Want Want “Sui Bing Bing,” a popsicle popular among children, during a crackdown on fake food and drugs in July, they tracked the source of the goods and caught a suspect surnamed Li.

Li said he bought the popsicles from other provinces and then sold them to retailers at cheaper prices.

Police said Li got the fake branded popsicles from Jinjiang in Fujian Province since May 2011, and sold them at prices lower than the wholesale market price. Police then discovered a network of fake goods and caught three other fake food producers and dealers in Fujian, Zhejiang and Shandong provinces with the help of local police.

Taiwan company

Want Want China Holdings Limited, whose parent company is based in Taiwan, produces rice cakes and flavored milk products. It is also engaged in the manufacturing and sales of other snack foods and beverages.

“Sui Bing Bing” — a popsicle which has a taste of fruit — is one of its branded goods.

In another fake case in the Pudong New Area, police caught 15 suspects who produced and sold fake drugs online and seized 860 kilograms of fakes worth over 5.5 million yuan.

A customer who bought some medicine online turned to Pudong police to identify if the drug was fake. After the police confirmed it was fake, they traced the owner of the online store.



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