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Vietnam recalls herbal tea containing banned substances

Vy&Tea herbal tea will be taken out of circulation and removed from shelves in store for containing banned substances as per a decision of the Food Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health.

 

Vietnam recalls herbal tea containing banned substances

The herbal tea with production date of December 20, 2018 and expiry date of December 20, 2019 manufactured by Ha Vy Company in Son Hiep village in Bu Dang District of the southern province of Binh Phuoc was found to contain toxic substances Sibutramine and Phenolphthaleine according to the Food Administration of Vietnam.
Before, the administration has received a document from the South Korea Embassy informing that the batch of Vy&Tea herbal tea into South Korea was containing the two toxic substances which had been banned in food production.
Countries in the globe have banned the use of the two substance because of its bad effect on human health. Consequently, Vietnamese Ministry of Health decided to withdraw all drugs containing Sibutramine and Phenolphthaleine.

By NGUYEN QUOC - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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