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Ban for sale of food additives and sets with healing claims

30.10.2012

The Commission for Consumer Protection banned traders to sell online using unfair commercial practices of food additives.
Commission for Consumer Protection (CCP) banned retailers, selling via the Internet (online stores) use misleading unfair commercial practices in the sale of the food additives
• Vesyolka Fung Chi;
• Asian mushrooms - litsidum Ganoderma (Reishi) argues Aloe Ganoderma, Ganoderma Agarikus, Koriolus Verzikolor, Maitake Beta-Factor, Quercetin and korolius PSP;
• Capsules of powdered spores of fungus Lindzha
• Shiitake Mushroom Capsules

Prohibition decision was issued for supply of the following products / devices:
• Zapper
• Mind Spa - a system of personal development and relaxation;
• Vulcano Zapper - machine destroying parasites in the body;

Therefore, there is no evidence for the advertised sites curative properties listed goods, CCP believes that customers provide false and misleading information that the Law on Consumer Protection qualifies as an unfair trade practice.
The penalty for this violation is up to 15,000 lev


Proposed supplements are presented as means of assisting treatment and prevention of cancer, hepatitis, AIDS, HIV, diabetes, ulcers, multiple sclerosis, rheumatism, arthritis, allergies, hypertension, weak immune system, obesity, fatigue and more. Supplements are recommended for "prevention of metastasis after surgery" by supporting lung and liver, with detoxicating action in hormone-dependent disease, to regulate blood pressure and reduce blood fat and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Traders have not submitted to experts CCP documents convincing scientific evidence that conclusively confirm the veracity of the allegations of the results that consumers can expect from the use of supplements offered. The submitted documents to the inspection body only stated that these supplements help blood circulation, improve the functions of the pancreas and liver, help the body to fight pathogenic factors help maintain optimal immune system, serving for a total body strengthening , positively affect hormonal balance and helps to eliminate toxins from the body.

Information on results of use of the above products / utensils not provided in the CPC. Presents the "instruction manual" and a certificate proving that the Mind Spa meets the requirements of Directive 89/336/EEC relating to electromagnetic compatibility. No evidence that the Mind Spa - system of personal development and relaxation affects sleep training or mental functions of humans. No evidence that the zapper kills parasites in the body, and there is no evidence in the claims that its use is effective against any illness.

For more information on unfair commercial practices see at www.kzp.bg

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