Over 100 million baht worth of unlicensed cosmetic and food supplements seized

Officials of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Crime Suppression Division and local officials seized over 100 million baht worth of unlicensed food supplements and cosmetics in a raid of two warehouses in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Pharmacist Somchai Preechathaveekit, deputy secretary-general of the FDA, said Thursday (Feb 22) that the FDA Office had received numerous complaints from consumers who had bought cosmetics and food supplements online from Facebook page under the name of Wannapa Pongson and Magic Skin Company.

They complained that they used the products and found them ineffective as advertised with several complaining of shaking hands, breathing problem or sleep deprivation.

After receiving the complaints, concerned authorities launched an investigation and sought permission for a search warrant from the court.

On Tuesday (Feb 20), authorities raided the company’s warehouses in Nakhon Ratchasima and seized largea amount of drinks, vitamins, and food supplements.

The seized items include 3,258 boxes of Linda Drink; 52,000 packages of Linda Drink; 20,160 boxes of ChlorophyllDetox Fiber; 137,500 packages of Apple Slim; 45 boxes of Shi-No-Bi; 600,000 capsules of Fern Vitamin; 1,368 boxes of Treechada under-arm serum and 10 machines.

Mr Somchai said that the owner of the unlicensed or fake products would face charges of producing and selling fake products, overstating the quality of the products and selling products with improper labels.

He warned consumers not to be easily duped by overstated advertising and to exercise caution in buying food supplements and cosmetics online.