PM asks ministries to control milk price

The Prime Minister has asked several ministries to add milk products to a list of certified products for children under the age of six, and also to control prices of such products.

The price of milk is not controlled by the Government, resulting in prices of dairy products increasing frequently (Photo: phunuvietnam)

The Ministries of Health, Finance, and Industry and Trade and other related agencies have been asked to draw up a list of certified milk products before October 5.

According to existing regulations, the price of nutritional products is not controlled by any State office.

Hence, several baby formula producers are selling their milk products under nutritional food labels in order to avoid reporting any price hike to authorities.

The price of milk is not controlled by the Government, resulting in prices of dairy products increasing frequently.

The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund have warned of ambiguity that could badly affect the health of Vietnamese children.

By Phan Thao – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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