The public is advised to avoid buying and using a traditional product, ‘Vegrow Capsule’ with registration number MAL08111900TC, which is traditionally used for strengthening the body and maintenance of general health. The product registration holder for ‘Vegrow Capsule’ is Maxherbs Trading, Selangor and the manufacturer is Solar Victory Sdn Bhd, Selangor.
Hong Kong Consumer Council reported on 16 August 2010 through their official website regarding a nail polish test conducted by them involving 42 models. All tested models had heavy metal (lead, mercury and arsenic) contents which were in compliance with the limits specified in the Mainland's Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics. However, prohibited substances in cosmetic use such as benzene was detected in 4 models with concentration ranging from 9.7ppm to 260ppm while DEPH (Diethylhexyl Phthalate) was found in one model at a concentration level of 10ppm.
Press Release By Minister Of Health Malaysia In Conjunction With Official Visit To The Pharmaceutical Services Division On 5 August 2010
It is alarming to note the trend of irresponsible parties who adulterate their products in traditional medicines, food or beverages and cosmetics with poisons (controlled medicines). Among the prevalent adulterants are :