Health ministry warns of risk from illegal creams

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The Ministry of Health warned the public not to buy the Glutaone 600 and Firmax 3 products as they were illegally distributed and could lead to serious health risks.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, it said unauthorised dealers were using Facebook to promote the health and beauty products to the public and made false claims that these items could cure diseases.

Both the imported products were not registered at the ministry.

After inspecting the Facebook accounts, officials discovered three persons – identified as Phea Sreng, Oeng Chhiv Yi and Nana Chang, and Jee Jee Shop – as being involved in selling the Glutaone 600 that was produced in Thailand.

Further investigations revealed that they operated without a proper import licence and that the company did not have a valid address. Moreover, no product testing was conducted before marketing the items, said the ministry’s statement.

The Firmax 3 is allegedly produced in Malaysia and imported by RF3 World Cambodia Co Ltd.

The distributors had promoted their products assuring buyers it could cure diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure.

“Do not waste money on such products and do not use them as they can affect the health, and even lead to cancer or death.

“The ministry will strictly monitor all the Facebook accounts that import and distribute [such products], and spread false information about the Firmax 3 cream and also those selling the illegal Glutaone 600 product,” said the ministry.