Rapid Alerts

Rapid Alerts:


Be careful with products imported from China and USA.!
also from India, Poland and South Africa and Hungary.

21/06/2017
 
The Netherlands reports via the European Rapid Alert System:
 
    - unauthorized use of the substance yohimbine in food supplements from Canada.
    And unauthorized use of novel food ingredient agmatin sulfate in food supplements from the United States.
 
Sweden reports unauthorized use of the substance yohimbine in food supplements from the United States.
 
United Kingdom reports atropine and scopolamine in dried herbs (Ruscus aculeatus) from Bulgaria.
 
Hungary reports high mercury values ​​(1,379 mg / kg - ppm) in nutritional supplements from New Zealand.
 
Spain reports unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient Epimedium in dietary supplements with plant extracts from the United Kingdom.
 
 
 
 
06/06/2017
 
France reports through the European Rapid Alert System the following matters:
 
Unauthorized use of the substance 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands
High concentrations of zinc (32 mg) and vitamin B6 (50.7 mg / item) in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands these quantities are (still) allowed.
 
Poland reports the following:
 
Unauthorized use of novel food ingredient agmatine sulphate and unauthorized use of the substances yohimbine, phenethylamine, phenethylamine derivative (hordenine) and N-nicotinoyl-GABA in food supplements from the United States.
Unauthorized use of novel food ingredient agmatin sulfate and unauthorized use of the substance yohimbine in food supplements from Canada.
 
Finland reports the following:
 
Unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil and in food supplements from the United States.
Unauthorized use of the colorant E127 - erythrosine in food supplements from the United States.
 
 
The Netherlands reports the presence of benzo (a) pyrene (17.2 μg / kg) and PAHs (sum: 196 μg / kg) in food supplements from Hong Kong, distributed through the Netherlands.
 
Cyprus reports unauthorized use of the substance sibutramine (14.46 mg / item) in food supplements from China.
 
 
Spain reports unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil in food supplements with honey from Israel.
 
 
Germany reports unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil (102.7 mg / item) in food supplements from the United Kingdom.
 
 
Ireland reports high concentrations of vitamin A (up to 4,850 μg / day) in food supplements from the UK.
 
 
 
09/05/2017
 
Poland reports through the European Rapid Alert System the unauthorized use of the substance isopropyloctopamine in food supplements from the United Kingdom, distributed through Spain.
 
 
France reports high concentrations of zinc (31 mg / item) in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands.
 
 
 
30/04/2017
 
Spain reports via the European Rapid Alert System unauthorized use of the ingredient tadalafil in food supplements from Portugal.
 
 
Sweden reports the unauthorized use of the ingredient oxilofrine in food supplements from the United Kingdom.
 
The Czech Republic reports high amounts of aluminum (15760 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from Austria.
 
 
 
10/04/2017
 
Norway reports via the European Rapid Alert System the unauthorized use of the ingredients Nelumbo nucifera and Amaranthus cruentus in food supplements from Sweden and unauthorized use of the ingredient Lotus leaf extract (Nelumbo nucifera) in food supplements from the United States, distributed through Sweden.
 
 
Ireland reports the unauthorized use of the ingredient Arginine nitrate in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands.
 
Lithuania reports the unauthorized use of the substance magnesium creatine chelate in food supplements from Canada, distributed through Poland.
 
 
16/03/2017
 
France reports through the European Rapid Alert System the unauthorized use of the sildenafil, sildenafil thiono analog and vardenafil sugars in food supplements for men from the United Kingdom, distributed through the Netherlands.
 
Denmark reports the unauthorized use of the substance 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in food supplements from the United States, distributed throughout the United Kingdom.
 
Norway reports the unauthorized use of the substance benzocaine in food supplements from the United States.
 
Sweden reports the following matters:
 
The unauthorized use of novel food ingredient agmatine sulphate in food supplements from Finland and the Netherlands. NPN has learned that in the Netherlands a sports product with agmatine sulphate is fined as unauthorized novel food.
Unauthorized use of the substance 2-amino-6-methylheptane (DMHA) in food supplements from the United Kingdom.
 
The United Kingdom does not report declaring milk as an ingredient in protein powder originating in the United Kingdom.
 
Littouwen reports unauthorized marketing of a dietary supplement with the synthetic drug lycopene from the United States, distributed through Cyprus.
 
Spain reports unauthorized marketing of various food supplements from Chile.
 
 
01/03/2017
 
Both Littouwen and Sweden report via the European Rapid Alert system the unauthorized use of Novel Food Ingredient Agmatine Sulphate in food supplements from the UK and Belgium.
NPN has learned that in the Netherlands a sports product with agmatine sulphate is fined as unauthorized novel food.
 
Littouwen reports the unauthorized use of the substance copper chelate in food supplements from Canada, distributed through Poland.
 
Poland reports the unauthorized use of the substance evodiamine in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands.
 
The Netherlands does not report the declaration of mustard in food supplements from the Netherlands.
 
Italy reports unauthorized irradiation of red rice powder from China
 
France reports unauthorized genetically modified (Bt 63) organic rice protein powder from the United States.
 
 
 
01/02/2017
 
Littouwen reports through the European Rapid Alert system the unauthorized use of the substance 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM) in slimming products from the United States, distributed through Bulgaria.
 
Latvia reports unauthorized irradiation of slimming products from the United States.
 
Norway reports the unauthorized use of the ingredient Salvia miltiorrhiza and the unauthorized use of Novel food ingredient agmatin sulfate in food supplements from the United States.
 
Slovakia reports the unauthorized use of the Novel food ingredient Stevia rebaudiana leaf from the Czech Republic.
 
 
 
18/01/2017
 
Germany reports via the European Rapid Alert system the unauthorized use of the substance synephrine (31.4 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, synephrine is not prohibited. NPN members have justified safety up to 20 mg / day some time ago.
 
Littouwen reports the unauthorized use of the substance magnesium creatine chelate in dietary supplements for athletes from Poland.
 
The United Kingdom reports the presence of salmonella (present in 25g) in moraine leaflet powder from Ghana.
 
 
 
23/12/2016
 
The Netherlands reports via the European Rapid Alert system the presence of mercury (9.0 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from the Netherlands.
 
Germany reports the following matters:
 
The unauthorized use of the ingredient higenamine, phenethylamine derivative (hordenine) and 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (nor-DMAA) and high concentrations of caffeine (450 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from the United States distributed throughout the Netherlands.
The unauthorized use of Novel Food Ingredients Agmatine Sulphate and Norcoclaurin in Food Supplements from the United States.
 
Finland reports the unauthorized use of the Novel Food ingredient Salacia oblonga in slimming supplements from the United States.
 
 
 
14/12/2016
 
Germany placed a multitude of reports on unauthorized and novel food ingredients in food supplements in the European Rapid Alert System (RASFF). There are many reports about B2C online sales, following the European action plan for stricter control of online sales.
 
Striking are various reports of yohimbe and 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in supplements with various origins, including from the Netherlands. In addition, there are reports of various herbs, high caffeine content, vitamin B6 and amino acids that are not prohibited in the Netherlands.
 
Slovakia reports too high a quantity of benzoic acid (E 210) in food supplements (4058 mg / l) from Vietnam, distributed through Ukraine.
 
Lithuania reports unauthorized novel food creatine nitrate in supplements from America, distributed through Poland.
 
 
24/11/2016
 
Germany reports through the European Rapid Alert system:
 
The risk of nicotinic acid overdose (1.7795 g / 100g) by consuming dietary supplements from the United States
Unauthorized use of novel food ingredient agmatin sulfate and 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in food supplements from the United States
Unauthorized use of novel food ingredients bauhinia purpurea, cirsium oligophyllum and yohimbe bast extract and unauthorized use of the substance 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in food supplements from the United States
Unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient agmatin sulfate and unauthorized use of the substance 2-amino-6-methylheptane (DMHA) in food supplements from the United States, distributed throughout the United Kingdom
 
Slovenia reports too high concentrations of citrinine (7.643 μg / kg - ppb) in dietary supplements made of red yeast rice from Slovenia.
 
Croatia reports the unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil (0.58 mg / kg -ppm) in food supplements from Serbia.
 
Spain reports the unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil thiono analogue (thiosildenafil, homosildenafil) in food supplements (capsules) from Italy.
 
Littouwen reports the unauthorized use of the substances selenium chelate, chromium chelate and potato chelate in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands. These are non-permitted mineral compounds.
 
 
 
07/11/2016
 
Norway reports through the European Rapid Alert System the unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient agmatine sulphate in food supplements from Sweden and the United States.
 
 
 
24/10/2016
 
The Netherlands reports via the European Rapid Alert System the unauthorized use of the phenethylamine derivative (67 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from Canada.
It concerns a company's report. NPN asks NVWA about the status.
 
Germany reports shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx2 + / 25g) in organic herbal supplements from Germany with raw materials from India.
 
Sweden reports the unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient agmatin sulphate in food supplements from Sweden.
 
The United Kingdom reports the absence of health certificates for food supplements containing the casein casein, originating in Turkey.
 
Spain reports the unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient stevia rebaudiana in stevia powder from France.
 
 
 
22/09/2016
 
Norway reports through the European Rapid Alert system the unauthorized marketing of maca carrot - Lipedioum meyenii and also the unauthorized use of novel food ingredient agmatine sulphate in food supplements from China.
 
Lithuania also reports the unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient agmatine sulphate in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands.
 
Slovenia reports the unauthorized use of sildenafil, sildenafil thiono analogue (thiosildenafil and thiodimethylsildenafil) and dimethylsildenafil in food supplements from the United Kingdom, Latvia, the Czech Republic and China, distributed through Estonia and Hong Kong.
 
The Netherlands reports the unauthorized use of phenethylamine derivatives (hordenine: 19 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from Portugal.
 
Germany reports shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1 + / 25g) in organic barley grate tablets from Germany.
 
Hungary reports too high concentrations of dyes E 102 - tartrazine (385 mg / kg - ppm) and E 110 - Sunset Yellow FCF (143 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from the Czech Republic, distributed through Slovakia.
 
 
 
24/08/2016
 
The Netherlands and Germany report via the European Rapid Alerts System the unauthorized use of the substance 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in dietary supplements from the United States
 
In addition, the Netherlands reports an overdose of benzo (a) pyrene (12.6 μg / kg) in food supplements from the United Kingdom and an excessive dose of lead (11 mg / kg) in food supplements from China.
 
France reports an excessive dose of vitamin B6 (9.76g / 100g, equivalent to 100mg per tablet) in vitamin B supplements from Hungary and the unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil in food supplements from the United States (via Belgium).
 
United Kingdom reports the unauthorized use of the substance Acacia rigidula in food supplements from the United States.
 
Denmark reports a high dose of vitamin D3 (400000 μg / 100g) in vitamin D drops for children.
 
 
02/08/2016
 
Germany reports via the European Rapid Alert system the unauthorized use of the substance distributed 1.3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA) (4.3 g / kg) and high concentrations of caffeine (14.9 g / kg) in food supplements from the United States Via the UK.
 
Ireland reports the following:
 
High concentration of vitamin D (D3: 125 μg / item) in vitamin D3 food supplements from the United States, distributed throughout the United Kingdom.
Unauthorized use of novel food ingredient agmatin sulphate in food supplements from the United States, distributed through Poland, through the Netherlands and through the United Kingdom.
 
 
France reports the unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil thiono analogue (desmethylcarbodenafil and dithiodesmethylcarbodenafil) in food supplements from Estonia.
 
The Netherlands reports missing allergen entry of molluscs on food supplements from the Netherlands.
 
Poland reports too high concentrations of the colorant E 104 - Chinolinegel (14.9 mg / l) in food supplements for muscle enhancement from Poland.
 
 
 
12/07/2016
 
Cyprus reports through the European rapid alert system the unauthorized use of the substances sibutramine (0.053 mg / item) and phenolphthalein (5.1 mg / item) in dietary capsules from China. And the unauthorized use of the substances sildenafil (0.38 mg / item) and phenolphthalein (0.28 mg / item) in food supplements also from China.
 
 
 
05/07/2016
 
Poland reports through the European rapid alert system the unauthorized use of novel food ingredients Rauwfolia vomitoria root extract and citrulline aspartate and unauthorized use of the substance Phenethylamine derative (hordenine and N-methyl L-tyramine HCl) in food supplements with caffeine from the United States .
 
Estonia reports a high concentration of vitamin D (125 μg / capsule) in vitamin D3 supplements from the UK.
 
Hungary reports the unauthorized use of the unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient Eurycoma longifolia and the unauthorized use of the substance 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM) in sports nutrition from the Netherlands.
 
Norway reports the unauthorized use of the ingredient Centella asiatica, the unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient Rauwfolia canescens in dietary supplements (muscle enhancers) from the United States
 
 
 
13/06/2016
 
Hungary reports through the European Rapid Alerts System the unauthorized use of the sildenafil, sildenafil thiono analog and tadalafil spp. In food supplements for men from China, distributed through Romania.
 
Poland reports the unauthorized use of novel food ingredients agmatin sulfate in dietary supplements in various flavors from the United States.
 
 
 
24/05/2016
 
Norway reports unauthorized use of fat-burning supplements with yohimbe from Germany via the European Rapid Alerts System.
 
Italy reports high levels of citrinin (9745.3 μg / kg - ppb) in red yeast rice preparts from China.
 
Germany reports high levels of lead (19.1 mg / kg - ppm) in supplements from the Netherlands. And Germany reports very high amounts of zinc (133,583 mg / kg) in food supplements from the United States.
 
Lithuania and Poland report unauthorized use of novel food ingredient agmatin sulfate in food supplements from United Kingdom, the United States and Poland.
 
Malta reports unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient stevia rebaudiana in food supplements from the United States.
 
Poland reports unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient Paulownia extract in food supplements from the United States.
And Poland reports unauthorized use of octopamine in food supplements from the United States and distributed through Germany.
 
 
28/04/2016
 
France reports through the European Rapid Alerts System the risk of nicotinic acid overdose (1,372 g / 100g) after ingestion of food supplements from Hungary.
 
The United Kingdom reports unauthorized use of the substance 1.3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in food supplements from the Netherlands.
 
Hungary reports the unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil (146.3 mg / item) in food supplements from China, distributed through Romania.
 
 
 
07/04/2016
 
Sweden reports through the European Rapid Alerts System the unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil (43.2 mg / item) in food supplements from the United States.
 
Spain reports unauthorized use of the substance sibutramine in food supplements from the United States.
 
 
 
21/03/2016
 
Both Norway and Spain report via the European Rapid Alert system the unauthorized use of Yohimbe (0.2 mg / item) in food supplements from the United States, distributed through Sweden.
 
Latvia reports unauthorized irradiation of food supplements from Russia.
 
Norway reports to high concentrations of caffeine (up to 670 mg per dose) in powdered nutritional supplements.
 
Luxembourg reports unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient Tabebuia impetiginosa (bast), originating from the United States.
 
 
 
03/03/2016
 
Norway reports the unauthorized use of the substance Yohimbe and the incorrect labeling of food supplements from the United States, distributed through Sweden.
 
Germany reports via the European Rapid Alert system the unauthorized use of novel food ingredients Evodia ruta carpa in dietary supplements from Luxembourg.
 
Germany reports unauthorized use of the substance 1,3 dimethylbutylamine (nor-DMAA) in dietary supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands.
 
 
 
12/02/2016
 
Slovakia reports the presence of lead (7.20 mg / kg - ppm) in valerian (Valeriana officinalis) capsules from Hungary.
 
Littouwen reports the unauthorized use of the substances boronchelate and bis (picolinate) oxo vanadium in food supplements from the United States, distributed throughout the United Kingdom.
 
Sweden reports unauthorized presence of the substance ephedrine in food supplements from the United States, distributed through the Netherlands.
 
The Netherlands reports too high content of benzo (a) pyrene (22.1 mcg / kg - ppb) in green tea extract from the United States.
 
 
 

21/01/2016

Germany reports via the European rapid alert system to the unauthorized use of these novel food ingredients: 

Bauhinia purpurea in supplements from the United States, distributed in Hungary. 
Cirsium oligophyllum in supplements from the United States, distributed in Hungary.
Agmatine sulphate in supplements came from Slovenia and Luxembourg and the United States.
Norcoclaurine in supplements from the United States, distributed via the Netherlands.

Poland reports the unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient Aegeline in food supplements from the United States.

Portugal reports the unauthorized use of the substance in food supplements Vanadium originated from the United States.

Littowen reports the unauthorized use of the substance phenethylamine (beta-methyl phenethylamine) in food supplements derived from the United States, distributed over Poland.

The Netherlands reports the presence of lead (4.09 mg / kg - ppm) in spirulina tablets coming from Hungary.

 

12/03/2015

France reported via the European rapid alert system, the risk of overdose of nicotinic acid (1528 mg / kg - ppm) by consuming food supplements from the United States, distributed via the Netherlands.

Luxembourg reports too high a dose of vitamin D (2.500% of the NRV's - 125 mcg) in dietary supplements from the United States.
 

16/10/2015

Germany reports through the European Rapid Alert System for salmonella in supplements (powder and capsules) with moringaleaf from India.

Sweden has reported the presence of mercury (5.4 mg / kg) in food supplements from India, distributed in UK.
 

28/09/2015

Slovenia reports through the European Rapid Alert System:
The presence of mercury (1.83; 0.21 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from India High levels of lead (4.68 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from India.

Czech Republic reports the unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil (18.8; 32.7 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from China.

 

29/04/2015

Belgium reported through the European Rapid Alerts System to high concentrations of mercury (0.14 mg / kg - ppm and 1.37 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from Germany and the Netherlands (distributed in India).
They also reported high concentrations of lead (43.8 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from India.

France reported the unauthorized use of the substance sildenafil thiono analog (dithiodesmethylcarbodenafil, desmethylcarbodenafil and carbodenafil) in food supplements from Latvia, distributed over Portugal.

Littowen reports the unauthorized use of the substances zinc amino acid (3 mg), selenium amino acid (0,025 mg), copper amino acid (0,025 mg) manganese amino acid (0.5 mg / item) and chromium dinicotinaat glycinate (20 mg) in food supplements derived from the United States, distributed via Latvia. These are non-approved mineral compounds.

Ireland reports on the nutritional label not right coming from Hungary.

 

04-13-2015

Sweden has reported via the European rapid alert system to high concentrations of vitamin D (125 g / capsule) in K2 and vitamin D3 supplements from the United States.

 

03-25-2015

Germany reports through the European Rapid Alert System use of vanadium in food supplements from the United States.
Vanadium is a not allowed mineral.

Norway reported to high concentrations of vitamin A (12,500 ug / capsule) and vitamin D (175 ug / capsule and 125 ug / capsule) in food supplements derived from Sweden.

 

02-19-2015

Norway announced through the European Rapid Alert System the following:
Excessively high levels of vitamin D (D3: 125 mcg) in food supplements from Sweden.
Too high concentration of vitamin A (50 mg) in food supplements derived from the United States, distributed over Sweden.
Unauthorized use of the substance in glycerophosphate Magnesium supplements from China, distributed in Sweden.

Germany reports through the system the unauthorized use of the Novel Food Ingredient aegeline in food supplements from the United States, distributed via the Netherlands.
 

 

01-15-2015

Poland is going through the European Rapid Alert System the following messages: unauthorized use of the substances sildenafil thiono analog and dimethylsildenafil in food supplements from Poland.

Unauthorized use of the substances methylsynephrine (now not prohibited in the Netherlands), phenethylamine and phenethylamine derivative (beta-methyl-phenethylamine) in food supplements from the United States, distributed in the UK.

Unauthorized use of the novel food ingredient in food supplements Epimedium, whose origin is unknown.
 

 

12-17-2014

Italy reports via the European rapid alert system to the unauthorized use of the substances vardenafil and sildenafil thiono analog (1.4; 1.5; 2.25%) in food supplements from China, distributed in Spain.

Czech Republic reports the unauthorized use of the substance tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) (0.101 mg / kg - ppm and 4.97 mg / kg - ppm) in food supplements from Poland.

Germany reports the unauthorized use of the substance 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in food from South Africa.

Portugal reports the unauthorized use of the substance vanadium, molybdenum and selenium amino acid chelate chelate in food supplements for pregnant women from the United States.

Estonia reports the unauthorized use of E 216 - propyl p-hydroxybenzoate and E 218 - methyl p-hydroxybenzoate in food supplements from India.

Sweden has reported the unauthorized use of the substance synephrine in pre-workout supplements from the United States. In the Netherlands this substance is not permitted for athletes, because of a positive doping test.
 

11-03-2014

Belgium reported via the European rapid alert system to the presence of high concentrations of arsenic (43 mg / kg -ppm) in food supplements from France.

Portugal reports the unauthorized use of the substance molybdeenchelaat in food supplements from the United States. This is a non-approved mineral compound.