07 Jun '11, 1pm

2 health products pulled off the shelves

Brand's Alpha Tank Chewable Multi Vitamins & Minerals. -- PHOTO: INTERNET TWO health products have been taken off the shelves following a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) check that found them laced with DEHP, or Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, a chemical used to soften plastics. The local distributors of 'Brand's Alpha Tank Chewable Multi Vitamins & Minerals' and 'Naturext Immune+ Probiotic 50B' have voluntarily recalled their products from the market. Additionally, Cerebos Pacific, which distributes the Brands multivitamins, said the product will be permanently withdrawn. A spokesman said DEHP was found in raw materials purchased by their Taiwan manufacturer. HSA said in a media release today it took 'pro-active measures' to test over 100 health products manufactured in Taiwan for the chemical, following reports of DEHP contamination in such products on May 28. Both health pro...

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