07 Jun '11, 1pm

HSA taking proactive measures to test health products from Taiwan for DEHP

SINGAPORE: The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said so far only two of the more than 100 health products manufactured in Taiwan it has sampled have failed its quality requirement of DEHP. The two brands of health products, which failed the test are "Brand's Alpha Tank Chewable Multi Vitamins & Minerals" and "Naturext Immune+ Probiotic 50B". Their distributors have voluntarily withdrawn the products from the market. HSA's Division Director of Vigilance, Compliance and Enforcement Chan Cheng Leng said although the levels of DEHP found in these health products are not known to cause harm to health, they did not meet regulatory requirements for DEHP content. Their recall from the market is a precautionary measure. HSA said it has taken proactive measures to test health products made in Taiwan to ensure that they are safe for consumption. This follows reports of varying levels ...

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