Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More Chinese Cosmetics Banned in Philippines

THe Philippine Food and Drug Administration is banning nine more cosmetic products from being sold in the country.

Four of these creams bore the same Jiao Li brand previously banned, while the the others were Xin Jiao Li, Jiao Liang, Xin Jiao Liang, Jiao Mei, and Jiao Yan.

The cosmetics, advertised as cure for freckles and two others as "skin-whitening" products, contain high levels of mercury.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Steroid-Laced Slimming Pills from China

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration is warning the public against consuming the following unregistered slimming products from China:

  • Zhen de Shou Fat Loss Capsule
  • Zhen de Shou Fat Loss Tea

Studies by the agency found that samples of Zhen de Shou Fat Loss Capsules contain as their ingredients amphetamine, sibutramine or steroids, either singly or in combination with each other

Mercury-laced Cosmetics Banned in Philippines

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration is banning 3 China-made cosmetics found to contain dangerous levels of mercury - exceeding the allowable limit of one part per million.

The cosmetics all bear the Jiaoli brand.


Three more facial creams were found to contain mercury levels exceeding the allowable limit. They are Jiaoli Miraculous Cream, Jiaoli Hulchusu Special Cut Genuine, and Jiaoli 2+17 Days Clearing Facial Spots Suit.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Never Ending Saga of Tainted Milk

China is still looking for 170 tons of melamine-laced milk that were meant to be destroyed after the scandal blew up two years ago but were repackaged.

The new batch of tainted milk was found Shanghai, and in the provinces of Shaanxi, Shandong, Liaoning, Guizhou, Jilin and Hebe