Ministry withdraws baby food product made by a French company due to possible Salmonella contamination
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has ordered the withdrawal of all baby food made by the French company Lactalist, produced at their Craon plant, from UAE market due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The manufacturer has withdrawn all batches of the products packed at the Craon plant due to possible Salmonella contamination, which causes fever and diarrhea, said Dr Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing and Chairman for the Supreme National Pharmacovigilance Committee, in a statement.
The product is under registration at the drug department of the ministry and the authorised agent is requested to withdraw the said product from the country’s markets, the ministry statement said.
All users of the product must stop using it immediately, the statement urged.
Warning against fake products that claim to treat substance abuse
Al Amiri said that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission have issued a warning to marketers and distributors of 12 products with deceptive claims about their ability to help treat opiate addiction. The marketing and sale of these products is carried out illegally and may be unsafe and ineffective and may contain unknown components or contaminants.
The following is a list of withdrawn products and their producing companies: Opiate Freedom Center (Opiate Freedom 5-Pack); U4Life LLC (Mitadone); CalmSupport LLC (CalmSupport); TaperAid (TaperAid and TaperAid Complete); Medicus Holistic Alternatives LLC (Natracet); NutraCore Health Products LLC (Opiate Detox Pro); Healthy Healing LLC (Withdrawal Support); Soothedrawal Inc. (Soothedrawal); Choice Detox Center Inc. (Nofeel); GUNA Inc. (GUNA-ADDICT 1); and King Bio Inc. (AddictaPlex).
All these companies use websites to promote their products to ‘treat’ or ‘prevent disease’ and to make fraudulent claims. Therefore, the above products are requested to be withdrawn from the market and prevented from being traded and imported, if available. These products are not registered with the Drug Department of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the ministry statement said.
Cosmetics that contain high concentration of mercury
The ministry cited a warning from Dubai Municipality, regarding the withdrawal of three Chinese cosmetic products used for bleaching and clearing the skin, which proved that it contained a high concentration of globally-banned mercury following an analysis of samples of products at the Dubai Central Laboratory of Dubai Municipality. These products are Yalan Cream, Slimming Body Capsule Plus and Hao Meng Specific Wipe off Fleck Cream. These products are not registered with the Drug Department of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Warning against herbal drinks for weight loss
A warning against the use of the product Tarty Slim Plus Capsules from the Thailand-based company Rawinnipa has also been issued. The Environmental Health and Safety Control Sector at the Municipality of Dubai analyzed the above product, which is used as herbal supplement for weight loss, and discovered that it contains undeclared pharmaceutical substances, namely Sibutramine-Desmethylsibutramine. Sibutramine can cause high blood pressure and/or increased heart rate in some patients and can be a major risk to patients with heart disease, arrhythmia or stroke, so immediate action should be taken to withdraw the product from the market and prevent its circulation and import if available. The product is not registered with the Drug Administration of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Warning against dietary supplements and sexual enhancement product for men
The Assistant Undersecretary said the ministry received a warning from the Department of Health Abu Dhabi about the product Golden Bull Capsules of the Italian company Don Vigaron, which is used as a supplement and sexual enhancer for men, where the results of the analysis showed that the product contains an undeclared drug ingredient, Sildenafil.
This substance can cause a severe drop in blood pressure that may reach a dangerous level and can be a major risk to patients with heart disease or diabetes or overweight, especially those who take drugs containing nitrate. So immediate action should be taken to withdraw the product from the markets and prevent its circulation and import if available. This product is also not registered with the Drug Department of the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Warning against bleach preparations containing harmful ingredients
Ministry also cautioned against Flawless Beauty’s skin whitening product, which is sold on www.flawlessbeautyandskin.com as the US Food and Drug Administration and the manufacturer have withdrawn all glutathione products used as bleach products, marketed either alone or with vitamin C and Sterile water. The marketing and sale of these products is carried out in illegal ways and may be unsafe and ineffective and may contain unknown components or contaminants.
The following is a list of withdrawn products:
1. Relumins Advanced Glutathione kits w/ 900mg vials
2. Relumins Advanced Glutathione kits w/ 1500mg vials
3. Relumins Advanced Glutathione kits w/ 3000 vials
4. Relumins Vitamin C Solvent ampules
5. Tatiomax Gluatathione Whitening kits w/ 1400mg vials
6. Saluta Glutathione Whitening kits w/ 600mg vials
7. Saluta Glutathione Whitening kits w/ 1200mg vials
8. Saluta Glutathione Whitening kits w/ 1800mg vials
9. Laroscorbine Platinum Vitamin C with Collagen – 1100mg
10. Tationil Glutathione Whitening 10 vial kits
11. Tationil Glutathione Whitening (5 sets of 10 vial kits)
12. Laennec Human Placenta Whitening kits – 2ml vials
13. Reiki Glutathione Whitening kits
14. TAD Glutathione Whitening kits w/ 600mg vials
15. TP Drug Laboratories Vitamin C ampules
16. Sterile water ampules
17. Ling Zhi capsules
These products are not registered with the Drug Department in the Ministry of Health and Prevention, but in order to ensure the safety of the community, the ministry decided to inform the concerned authorities to ensure that these products are not introduced to the country and for members of the community to take necessary action and to avoid paying attention to false claims promoted through social media.