THE Health Ministry will next week interrogate the importer who distributed a drink that was consumed by 16 primary school students who later became sick.
Ministry spokesman Shalvin Deo said the importer was away overseas on a business trip and would return next week.
"We have inspected his bulk and we did not find the drink there. No one in his family is releasing any information and now, we will just have to wait for the importer," Mr Deo said.
"We have set aside the product that was in the market. Investigations are progressing and we are trying to ascertain the import permit, labelling requirement, health licence and the border control on how such products were released into the market."
Mr Deo earlier said the sale of the product had breached the Food Safety Act/Food Regulation 2009.
"The product did not have the name, address and other contact information of the manufacturer, importer, packer and distributor."
He said the product had no label to state whether it was a drink, mouthwash or cosmetic.