Hong Kong detects plasticisers in health product imported from U.S.

16:56, July 15, 2011      

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Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety on Thursday urged people to stop consuming a batch of Doctor's Choice Evening Primrose Oil softgels, which was found to contain plasticisers.

The product, manufactured by Captek Softgel International in the U.S., is the 40-softgel package with a batch number of OEO82OA and an expiry date of July 28, 2013, the Center said in a statement.

A sample of the product was found to contain plasticisers, di(2- ethylhexyl) phthalate and di-butyl phthalate. The Center has instructed the trade to immediately stop selling the affected product.

Source: Xinhua
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