The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety suspended sales and recalled Japanese health functional foods sold on the market because they contained raw materials that were banned from use.
On the 12th, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety confirmed that vitamin B1 ‘Umaregawaru (bloom like a flower)’, a health functional food from Japan, contained ‘Thai kudzu’, a banned ingredient, and suspended sales of the product and took recall measures. said it did
Thai kudzu is banned from being used in food in Korea because it can cause side effects such as uterine hypertrophy due to the activation of female hormones. However, it is said that it can be used on a limited basis in Japan.
The products to be recalled are products imported and sold by Dongwoo CM (located in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul) and Odlab Bio Co., Ltd. (located in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul), and have expiration dates of February 2, 2025 and October 19, 2025.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said, “We have taken measures to promptly recall the product,” and “consumers who purchased it should stop eating and return it to the place of purchase.”
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