Ministry warns of legal action against peddlers of unregulated products

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Authorities at the Health Ministry warned the owner of two Facebook pages and a website yesterday for promoting health products and cosmetics uncertified by the ministry.

In a ministry statement, the Facebook pages named Health and Beauty and angkorhealth.com were called out for promoting products not regulated and certified.

“Their promotion is beyond truth. Those products were never permitted by the ministry,” the statement said.

The ministry warned that legal action will be taken against the owner of the Facebook page and the website if they do not cease their activity.

“Those products will impact public health and make consumers waste their money,” the statement added, noting that those products were designed to increase profit at the cost of public health.

Hean Kimseat, deputy director of the regulatory office at the Health Ministry, said yesterday that it is difficult to trace the owners of online-based shops.

“We have checked and most of their products are false advertising; they are not listed by the ministry,” he said. “Nowadays, social media such as Facebook are being used to sell uncertified products. It is very difficult to take action on the owner.”

Angkorhealth.com refused to comment on the matter.

In February, the Health Ministry advised consumers to not purchase male sexual enhancer Good Man because it was not certified by the ministry and may lead to adverse health effects. A website on Facebook claims that Good Man is made in the US.

The ministry added that the company made false claims that the product could aid sexual performance, as well as help with kidney and prostate health.

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