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CAFIA strongly warns against unsafe Indian product with extremely high content of mercury

04/08/2019
 

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) strongly warns consumers against consumption of product  BRUHAT VATA CHINTAMANI RASA containing extremely high amount of mercury and further contaminating substances (lead, nickel, arsine). The permitted limit for mercury in food supplements is 0,1 mg/kg. The product contained in total 72,200 mg of mercury per 1 kg of the sample.

CAFIA obtained information on the unsafe product from the National Health Institute in Ostrava which carried out a laboratory analysis on a request of a consumer.

The product is offered via auction operated by American company eBay (https://www.ebay.com), e-shop Amazon.com Int. (Indian version) (https://www.amazon.in), however, it cannot be excluded that it may appear in an e-shop primarily targeted at Czech consumers.

It is a product which used to be offered on eBay as a food supplement, now it is offered as natural and alternative preparation (Natural & Alternative Remedies) or further medical preparation (Other Health Care Supplies).

Indian company Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd. (135 Nanubhai Desai Road, Khetwadi, Mumbai 400004, Maharashtra) is the producer.

CAFIA will carry out official inspection including official sampling and will inform of results.

CAFIA strongly recommends all consumers that they do not eat the product concerned.

 

Article by: Mgr. Radoslav Pospíchal, Officer for Media Communication, phone: +420 542 426 613

8th April 2019