Supermarkets in Guangzhou are still selling milk products manufactured before September 14 despite a central government order that they must be pulled from shop shelves for melamine testing. The products, including Mengniu milk and Yili yogurt, are on sale at discounted prices at three supermarkets in the university town, according to the Guangzhou Daily. It said besides the promotions at supermarkets, some milk dealers had hired students to peddle the milk in dormitories. When contacted yesterday, two supermarkets - Century Lianhua and Chuangji - admitted that they were selling pre-September 14 milk products at discounted prices. 'What we are selling is safe to drink. They are certified as melamine-free,' said a man who identified himself as Mr He. But he rejected suggestions that these discounted products were popular. 'Their sales are poor and people are not interested even when they are cheaper.' Insisting the milk products were safe, he said the supermarket would not withdraw them. Another supermarket claimed it was not aware of the recall order and said it would have all the pre-September 14 milk products removed from the shelves immediately. 'We have not heard of the recall order. Those milk products are not on the list as being contaminated, which is why we are still selling them. If the country has ordered [them to be removed], then we will withdraw them immediately,' a woman who identified herself as Ms Pang said. The central government on Tuesday ordered that all liquid and powdered milk manufactured before September 14 be taken off the shelves for melamine tests, the first time it had issued a blanket recall of products since the scandal broke last month.