Ministry of Information encourages media campaign against non certified consumer products [Archives:2008/1198/Local News]

October 13 2008

Nadia Al-Sakkaf
After the worldwide media alerts on Chinese milk powder, the Yemeni Ministry of Information has instructed national media outlets to launch a campaign in Yemen to warn citizens against consuming non certified products.

SANA'A, Oct. 12 ) International reports on the death of at least four infants and the sickness of thousands more from contaminated milk powder in China caused the Yemeni Ministry of Trade to recall the same product from Yemeni markets last month.

The Minister of Information instructed the media to campaign against the consumption of this product and others that had not been certified by the Standardization Measurements and Quality Control Organization (SMQCO). The campaign was triggered by the Seyaj Organization for Childhood Protection which will be organizing a press conference on such products soon.

“We have a list of suspicious food products and toys which we will ask the SMQCO to inspect and declare the results in a press conference. We will then lobby the media to spread awareness and protect Yemeni children from consuming the harmful ones