ประกาศ : Hoax regarding HIV in Thai canned food ข่าว

ประกาศ : Hoax regarding HIV in Thai canned food

With reference to the news being circulated in Malaysia via text messages and in the social media citing that the Thai government has confirmed that canned food, particularly canned fruit, manufactured in Thailand were contaminated with HIV and calls on consumers not to buy those products, the Embassy would like to state that the news is absolutely false. There is no truth whatsoever in it and there is no such statement by the Thai government or any of the Thai authorities. 

 

The Embassy also found that this piece of news is nothing but a recycled one that went viral in Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines in 2013 - 2014. (Please refer to the following websites: http://www.theborneopost.com/…/ignore-rumour-of-contaminat…/ and http://www.thedailypedia.com/2015/02/health-warning-canned-food-thailand-contaminated-hiv/ )

 

This groundless piece is apparently intended by some individuals/ organizations with ill intentions to discredit Thai food exporters and Thai products altogether. The Embassy therefore wishes to ask people not to share and circulate any further the news referred to.