Vietnam recalls dietary supplements

The Van Son Importer Company has been asked to recall three dietary supplements due to the US Food and Drug Administration’s warning against toxic ingredients.

Super Fat Burner, Maxi Gold, and Esmeralda supplements were found containing sibutramine and phenolphthalein, two ingredients found to be toxic to human health.

The company will report a withdrawal to the Vietnam Food Administration before April 6.

Sibutramine was found to interact with prescription medications and is a risk for people with heart conditions. Phenolphthalein is an active ingredient in popular laxatives and was found to increase risk of cancer and digestion disorders.

By Quoc Lap - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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