Nutritional supplements fail quality requirements

While carrying out unscheduled check to HAPU medical center in Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi on March 15, inspectors from the Ministry of Health discovered two nutritional supplements which failed the quality requirement.

Accordingly, inspectors asked to suspend the circulation of the two kinds in the market. Nutritional supplement Acannthopax extract liquid 100ml per pack with expiry date July 3, 2017 made by a Korean company and imported by Khanh Tan Commercial Company has no Saponin - historically understood to be plant-derived while in the registration document, it declares to have more than 270 mg per ml of Saponin.

Inspectors also took a nutritional supplement sample from booth 344 of Top queen collagen Vietnam Company for testing. Test result showed that the US-made Perfect Slim with expiry December 10, 2017 imported by Khong Gia Service and Commercial at 113 Nguyen Cu Trinh Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 contained banned chemical Sibutramine.

By Nguyen Quoc – Translated by Anh Quan

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