Health Ministry warns against consumption of natural products imported from Peru
Costa Rica’s Health Ministry issued an alert warning that “Nature Export” brand natural products are being sold in the country without proper ministry approval.
The products’ quality, safety and efficacy have not been evaluated by Health Ministry experts, and therefore are not authorized to be sold here, officials said.
Some of the products being distributed illegally in natural food stores are: Higazán digestivo, Prostazan, Riñozan, Cerebral memorex, Pasuchaca, 48 plantas + Clorofila, Adelgadina 9 in 1, Chanca Piedra, Uña de gato, Achuchilla, Picaflorina, Maca and Valeriana.
Labels on these products include “Producto Peruano de Exportación” (Peruvian export product) and “Distribuido por NATURE EXPORT” (distributed by NATURE EXPORT).
The Health Ministry said in a statement that “the consumption of these products is a health hazard and people should not buy them. Those who already bought them should stop using them immediately and report the stores where these products are being sold.”
Ministry officials said anyone with information about where the products are being sold can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be interested
Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, September 25Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2020
Costa Rica announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 812, according to official data…
Authorities tell Ponderosa Adventure Park to stop animal reproduction, feeding tours, selfiesAlejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2020
The National System of Conservation Areas, part of the Environment Ministry, has informed Ponderosa Adventure Park in Guanacaste that it…