Candy B+ Coffee Extra Power has not been licenced for distribution in Việt Nam.—Photo baochinhphu.vn
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Food Administration, under the Ministry of Health, has warned people to not purchase or consume Candy B+ Coffee Extra Power, a food product containing Tadalafil – a banned substance – after the administration recently received a notification from the Singaporean Health Sciences Authority.
The product, which was sold in Singapore, was recently found to contain Tadalafil – a substance used to treat male sexual function problems. As regulations, any product containing Tadalafil can only be sold with a private prescription, the administration said.
The administration also said that the product has not been licenced for distribution in Việt Nam.
However, the product is still seen in advertisements, featuring herbal ingredients to increase “the strength of men” on social networking sites in Việt Nam, the administration said.
The administration highly recommended people buy products that were approved for distribution by the agency as well as products with clear origin sold in reputable drug stores.
Previously, in May, the administration also received other notifications from the Singaporean Health Sciences Authority and Brunei’s Ministry of Health that they found some food products containing banned substances sold in the two countries.
The products included Al-Ambiak (Cafe Natural Herbs Coffee) containing Desmethyl Carbodenafil; Kopi Jantan Ali Macca containing Sildenafil; Berry Jaga containing Tadalafil; Freaky Fitz containing Sibutramine; SHEN QI DAN BAI NIAN CAO YAO containing Chlorpheniramine, Dexamethasone, Diclofenac and Frusemide; Ricalinu containing Dexamethasone; and Hickel Mass&Strength Sachet containing Tadalafil.
The administration had alerted people to not purchase and consume the products. — VNS