HCMC health officials investigate Dutch Lady’s dodgy milk

Five children are receiving treatment of allergic reaction after drinking Dutch Lady Vietnam's new milk which is advertised to contain GOS (Galacto Oligosacharide), a natural fiber in dairy

Following media reports about allergic reactions among children after drinking Vivinal GOS milk made by Dutch Lady Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health October 20 asked Children Hospital II for details of these patients.

Vivinal GOS is advertised as containing GOS (Galacto Oligosacharide), a natural fiber in dairy that helps enhance absorption of nutrients and stimulate healthy growth.

The hospital is treating five children who suffered allergic reactions to the milk, Dr. Vu Quang Vinh, deputy head of the Planning Division of Children Hospital II, said.

Five to 15 minutes after drinking Vivinal GOS, they developed rashes on the skin, itching, swelling of the eyelids, tiredness, and breathing difficulty.

Health officials are set to test samples of the milk.

By T. Lam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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