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Consignment of Indian herbal food supplements containing unauthorised substances was not released onto the market

In co-operation with the Customs Authorities of the CR, the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority detained a consignment of Indian herbal food supplements with unauthorised ingredients. The consignment in question was detained on the Prague airport in Ruzyně.
Some of the food supplements contained herbal substances which are not authorised for food production in the Czech Republic (see the list of products and substances given below).
The consignment contained product HIMALAYA LIV 52 and 32 further food supplements amounting to 110kg, of which part was not released for free circulation.
Company STEF MEDICAL CARE India PVT., Ltd based in 72-I.P. Extention, Patpar Ganj, Nové Dillí was the supplier of the consignment and company Haveli foods Ltd. s.r.o., based on Dejvická 188/6 Prague 160 0 0 was the importer.
Based on the assessment of the composition, following products were not released for sale:
- KAPIKACHHU (contained Mucuna pruriens)
- Himalaya SERPINA (Rauwolfia serpentina)
- Himalaya LUKOL (Rauwolfia serpentina)
- Himalaya HIMPLASIA (Areca catechu)
- Himalaya MENOSAN (Sida cordifolia)
- Himalaya REOSTO (Sida cordifolia)
- HERBOLAX (Ipomoea turphetum)
Article by: Radoslav Pospíchal – deputising for CAFIA Spokesperson, phone: +420 542 426 613