Six types of health products, tested by the Pharmacy Section, Department of Scientific Services, Ministry of Health, have been found to be adulterated with undeclared, potent western medicines.

The adulterated products are Jus Al Sunnah Gold 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif; Jus Al Sunnah 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif; Jus Penawar 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif Resdung, manufactured by Sri Saga Marketing, Malaysia; Herba Saraf Pil, manufactured by Reshoon Marketing; Proven Capsule 350 miligram manufactured by France; and Royal Cafe Power Drink, manufactured by Royalife International Sendirian Berhad, Malaysia. The Ministry of Health has not issued any approval for the importation for the sale of these products. Following these findings, the products are not allowed to be imported and sold in Brunei Darussalam.

Members of the public involved in the retail of these products are hereby reminded that it is an offence under the Poisons Act 1956 to sell any product containing any substance controlled under the said Act and the penalty for such an offence upon conviction, is a fine of $8,000 or six months' imprisonment. Furthermore, if a person commits an Act that amounts to such a degree of negligence so as to endanger or be likely to endanger human life, then such person shall be guilty of an offence which carries a penalty of a fine of $16,000 and 12 months' imprisonment.

For further information and communication, the public may contact the Pharmacy Enforcement Section at 2393298 extension 208; send an e-mail to pharmacy.enforcement@moh.gov.bn; go directly to 1st Floor, Department of Pharmaceutical Services' Building, Kg. Madaras, Mukim Gadong A; or call the Talian Darussalam 123.

Source: Radio Television Brunei