Crackdown on ‘slimming’ products

THE NSW Food Authority has seized 15,000 units of “slimming” products in recent months, prompting a consumer warning against imported slimming coffee, tea and chocolate.

The products, many of which are imported from China, contain sibutramine – an ingredient said to increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

In October last year, Medical Observer reported that three brands of slimming products had been