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Company told to withdraw supplements containing sibutramine

Update: December, 04/2018 - 17:34
Two Go Lean Detox supplement products manufactured by Mat Xi S.G ltd. Co were recalled for containing sibutramine, a substance that can increase the risk of heart attack. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Food Administration (VFA) under the Ministry of Health has ordered the recall of two supplement products manufactured by Mat Xi S.G ltd. Co, located in Thống Nhất Ward in southern Đồng Nai Province’s Biên Hòa City.

The products were reported to contain sibutramine, a substance often found in weight-loss products that can increase risk of heart attack and stroke.

The two products are Go Lean Detox, with the production dates of August 29 and October 20 this year. They are supposed to be withdrawn from the market from November 29 to December 15.

The VFA also requested the company submit a report on the withdrawal to Đồng Nai Province’s Food Safety and Hygiene Division.

In Việt Nam, sibutramine has previously been authorised for the treatment of obesity. However, it has a number of adverse side effects. The VFA decided to stop circulation and take all medicines containing sibutramine off the market in April 2011. — VNS

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