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SFDA Warns of using two Eye Cosmetic Products as they Contain High Percentage of "Nitrosamine"


Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has warned of using two eye cosmetic products as they contain high percentage of "Nitrosamine" which cause health risks to the consumer.  
SFDA has clarified that it collected and analyzed samples of eye cosmetic products traded in local markets to ensure their safety. Analysis results revealed that the two products contain high percentage of "Nitrosamine", which is not comply with safety requirements of cosmetics and personal care products regulations NO. SFDA.CO/GSO 1943:2016. Noting, exposure to high levels of "Nitrosamine" can cause health risk to the consumer.      
SFDA has added that the first product is called "Markt Mekyach Cinema Mascara 4 in 1 Black" and the second product is called "Kiss Beauty Lash Queen Feline Blacks Mascara". Noting, both products have no expiry date, batch number, country of origin and manufacturer's name, which are should be listed in the products as a labeling requirement .
SFDA has advised consumers to stop using the two products and dispose any sample they may have in hand, stressing the importance of buying products from reliable sources that could be traced.
SFDA has taken the necessary actions in cooperation with specialized authorities in order to follow up the recall of these products from the markets, ban their entry to the Kingdom and take the formal steps against non-compliances.


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