The Danish Medicines Agency and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration complete joint control of five sports stores
The Danish Medicines Agency and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration have carried out a small-scale control of five so-called "streetwear" stores that typically sell both clothing and food supplements.
The control activities led the authorities to identify the following violations of the Danish Food Act:
- A stock of protein powder, which the company had imported without authorisation.
- One store had a non-licensed food storage containing several illegal food products, e.g. Z-Force, Trib-650, Thermonex and Take Off.
Some of the illegal products contain plants assessed by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration to be harmful to consumers, and other products contain a mix of the substances caffeine and synephrine also considered harmful to health.
In connection with one of the control visits, the company stated that it had decided to stop all sale of medicinal products and food supplements in response to control activities previously carried out by the Danish Medicines Agency.
The five control visits did not identify any violations of the Danish Medicines Act.
The actions indicate that the sale of illegal products takes place secretly, e.g. from unknown storage rooms. At the same time, the Danish Medicines Agency notes from experience that the internet is increasingly used for the sale of food supplements that are illegal in Denmark.
When the authorities find stocks of illegal food supplements and medicinal products, they have often been tipped off, but the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Medicines Agency also launch targeted actions, which are now completed.
For further information, please contact Gitte Albæk Nielsen from the Danish Medicines Agency, tel. +45 4488 9323 or Mette Christiansen from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, tel. +45 3395 6226.
Danish Medicines Agency, 5 November 2009