The Food and Drug Administration assured that it didn’t neglect inspection of fake cosmetic products and food supplements following recent raids at several factories producing fake products by police after customers lodged complaints of cheatings.
Assurance by FDA deputy secretary-general Somchai Preechathaveekid came as the rise in substandard cosmetic products and food supplementary are on sale on the internet with celebrities being hired to be presenters although some of the products were fake, and some have fake FDA certificates.
Mr Somchai said the FDA did not neglect the issue regarding substandard products.
But he admitted that the rise in the number of new products could lead to some mistakes.
FDA will take legal action when it detects product irregularities. Instead, he said If there is no trace of hazardous substances, products can be registered in line with the law
Somchai said the FDA is issuing ministerial regulations to prevent fake registrations of production facilities.
FDA officials yesterday joined the police to raid an unlicensed facility in Samut Sakon as part of their crackdown on substandard food supplements and cosmetics under the Magic Skin brand.
Leading the team was Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta, deputy commissioner of the Royal Thai Police.
Raided was POS Cosmetics Thailand’s plant, one of the five facilities manufacturing Magic Skin products, in Suan Luang subdistrict, Krathumban district.
They found that the facility operated with no official license and falsely advertised products deceiving the public.
Pol Gen Wirachai said that Magic Skin case caused damage to more than 200 people.
He said police would seize 19 million baht worth of assets and the 56 celebrities hired to be presenters would be summoned for questioning this week.