BUSINESS — Thai company won't recall soft drinks containing fungus

The Food Star Company, Thai producers of the soft drink “Deedo”, have refused to recall their product in Burma after product testing showed fungus in samples of the beverage. The company, who said the fungus is a result of lengthy storage before the tests were conducted, will meet with the Burmese Food and Drug Administration Department on Wednesday. Food Star is in the midst of rolling out a US$7 million advertising campaign across ASEAN countries, including Burma. Product testing was conducted by the Myanmar Consumer Protection Association (MCPA), a non-governmental consumer advocacy group.