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Food jelly supplement recalled after traces of erectile drug found

By Will Chu

- Last updated on GMT

©Themra
©Themra
Belgium’s Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) is recalling a jelly food supplement from pharmacies after test revealed the presence of the pharmaceutical sildenafil citrate.

All lots of the product, Epimedyumlu Macun appear to be affected as the Agency asks consumers not to use this product and return it to the point of sale.

“Following the various controls carried out by the FASFC in recent years, the presence of Sildenafil has been demonstrated in several batches of the food supplement Epimedyumlu Macun,” ​the recall notice says. 

“The FASFC has therefore decided to warn the consumer of the presence of this medicine in a food supplement.”

South-African made 

Macun 2
©Themra

The dietary supplement is made by South-African brand Themra and is available in 240 gram (g) jars. FASFC believes all expiry dates are affected as are all lot numbers.

“The product has been distributed via the internet and specialised stores such as pharmacies as a product with a stimulating erectile action,”​ the notice adds.

“The FASFC insists that consumers should be aware that online shopping abroad is not always safe.”

For additional information, consumers can contact the FASFC contact point via +32 (0)800 13550 or zryqchag@snii.or​.

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