Srinagar: Food Safety and Standard Authority of Jammu and Kashmir has banned the health supplement Grorich.
In exercise of powers conferred by clause (a) of subsection (2) of section 30 of Food Safety and Standard Act 2006, the authority banned the manufacturing, storage, distribution of the product with immediate effect.
A sample of the product taken in Kulgam District, bearing lot no. G-1025, Manufacturing date Dec 2016 manufactured by M/S Utility Pharmaceuticals, Solan (HP) was lifted and send to national Anti Doping Agency for Quality opinion. The agency in its report No.05/13/2107/NADA dated 14/8/2017 has reported that the sample contains phenethylamine which is a prohibited substance and is likely to pose health risk to the end users.
The food safety and standard Act, 2006 provides that food for special dietary uses, functional foods nutraceuticals or health supplements do not include a narcotic drug or a psychotropic substance as defined in the schedule of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substance Act, 1985 (61 of 1985) and rules made there under, and substance listed in schedule E and EI of drugs and cosmetic Rules 1945.