PRESS STATEMENT BY NICKO JEEP MANUFACTURE SDN BHD ON COUNTERFEIT HIMALAYA SALT SPORTS CANDY

13 JUNE 2019

 

Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd (Nicko Jeep) has recently been notified on counterfeit Himalaya Salt Sports Candy (Himalaya Salt Extra Cool Mint Candy – Lemon Flavour) products being sold at unauthorised sales channels. We take this issue very seriously as counterfeiting products are not only illegal but may pose health risks to consumers due to dubious ingredients used in manufacturing the candies.

Nicko Jeep’s manufacturing facility that manufactures the Himalaya Salt Sports Candy is also certified by HACCP, GMP and MESTI while the products are HALAL certified by JAKIM. However, these counterfeit candies are not certified and are therefore not safe for consumption.

We’ve reported this to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism and we hope stern action will be taken against these perpetrators. In the meantime, we strongly suggest that customers only purchase our Himalaya Salt Sports Candy from reputable retailers and if in doubt, please contact us at info@candy.com.my or https://www.facebook.com/bigfoot.my/

We are also taking necessary steps to educate consumers in identifying genuine products from counterfeit through our facebook page and our official website www.himalayacandy.com From among them are:

Counterfeit packaging uses a slightly different font at the bottom in describing the functions of the candy i.e ‘Increase Hydration, Throat Soothing, Fresh Breath’ and the words ‘Sports Candy’ are slightly faded. While on the back of the pack, the word ‘Manufacturer In Malaysia By’ is used instead of ‘Manufacture In Malaysia By’.

Another glaring difference between the genuine pack and counterfeit is the spacing between Delfi Marketing Sdn. Bhd. and the mailing address.

When buying the Himalaya Salt Sports Candy also be aware of product with the Lot No 19C02 with  the expiry date 15/03/2021. This is a counterfeit product.

We would like to also assure our customers that we are taking measures to eradicate counterfeit Himalaya Salt Sports Candy by working with retailers and relevant authorities.