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Australia: Safety advisory: Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss capsules contain the undeclared substance phenolphthalein
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss capsules and found that the capsules contain the undeclared substance phenolphthalein. Phenolphthalein is a prescription-only substance previously marketed as an oral laxative, withdrawn from sale from many markets in the late 1990’s due to concerns over its carcinogenicity with long term use. TGA investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia may have bought the product online. Consumers should stop taking the product and take any remaining capsules to their local pharmacy for safe disposal. If they have any concerns arising from their use of the product, consult their health care practitioner.

Please refer to the following website in TGA for details:

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product.

Ends/Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:00