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Saudi Food and Drugs Authority Bans Several Weight Loss Herbal Products


The SFDA has recalled several herbal production promoted in the local market as products that help people to lose weight. Six of these products were proved to contain either the laxative herb “Senna” that causes dehydration,

 or “Anthraquinone”, an organic compound used in laxatives, both of which can cause adverse consequences to consumers.

Since these herbal products are not registered at the SFDA and are promoted with medical claims that has not been evaluated and studied to prove their safety and effectiveness, and since neither the safety and quality of these products nor the medical harm or the diseases it can cause are known, their distribution and circulation is considered a clear violation to the rule of pharmaceutical facilities and products and its executive regulations. Therefore, the SFDA informed the related authorities to recall these products ,to ban selling them and to apply necessary procedures on whoever sells or promotes them.


The SFDA advises the consumers not to be taken in by such misleading claims.


Recalled products are:

 

Herbalaxa Tea

Recalling Reasons:

1-False and misleading medical claims

2-The product is not approved by the SFDA or any other supervisory authority

3-The product contains Anthraquinone, a laxative compound which can be harmful and can also cause cancer when used for a long term.

 

Bor Jang

 Recalling Reasons:

1-False and misleading medical claims

2-The product is not approved by the SFDA or any other supervisory authority

3-The product contains a combination of herbs including Senna, a herb used as a strong laxative. This herb contradicts the ingredients and flowers mentioned on the box

 

Coffee Light

Manufacturer: Nizar Sandeh and Sons Co. Aleppo, Syria

Recalling Reasons:

1-False and misleading medical claims

2-The product is not approved by the SFDA or any other supervisory authority

3-The product contains Senna that causes dehydration which contradicts what is written on the box

 

Al-Deera Wieght Loss Herbs (For Women)

Manufacturer: Al-Ashab Center. 51 Al-Raqqa Street, Dubai. United Arab Emirates

Recalling Reasons:

1-False and misleading medical claims

2-The product is not approved by the SFDA or any other supervisory authority

3-The product contains Senna that causes dehydration contradicting what is written on the box

 

Gano Tea

Manufacturer: Gano Excel Industries SND. BHD, Malaysia

Recalling Reasons:

1-False and misleading medical claims

2-The product is not approved by the SFDA or any other supervisory authority

3-The ingredients are not mentioned on the box. After chemical analysis, the product was proved to contain harmful herbs.

 

Slim 18

Manufacturer: Malek Bros. & Co. Lebanon

Recalling Reasons:

1-False and misleading medical claims

2-The product is not approved by the SFDA or any other supervisory authority

3-The product contains Senna that causes dehydration which contradicts what is written on the box


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Source :

Saudi Food and Drugs Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia






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