Adulterated Products

Two cosmetic products, tested by the Pharmacy Section, Department of Scientific Services, Ministry of Health, have been found to be adulterated with undeclared, potent substances.

The adulterated products are Dnar's Dinar Cream, which contains mercury, and Dnar's Honey cream, which contains Hydroquinone & Tretinoin. Both products are manufactured by Malaysia. The adulterants that can cause adverse effects that are potentially hazardous. The Ministry of Health has not issued any approval for the importation for the sale of these products and/or Cosmetic Notification Acknowledgement Letter for the sale of the affected products. Following this finding, the product is not allowed to be imported and sold in Brunei Darussalam.

Members of the public involved in the retail of these products (including selling it online via Facebook and others) are hereby reminded that it is an offence under the Medicines (Cosmetic Products) Regulations, 2007 to import and market cosmetic products in the local market without a Cosmetic Product Notification Acknowledgement Letter issued by the Authority, which carries a penalty of not more than 5-thousand dollars in fine, imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both.

For more information, contact the Compliance and Licensing Officer at 2393298 extension 208 or Talian Darussalam at 123; or send an email to pharmacy.enforcement@moh.gov.bn; or directly meet the Compliance and Licensing Officer at 1st Floor of the Pharmacy Services Department Building, Kampung Madaras, Mukim Gadong A.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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