The National Agency for Drugs, Food and Medical Devices (ANMAT) This Wednesday it banned the production and sale of a series of Hair products which were made in a secret laboratory.
The measure was announced by regulation 7098/2023, published in the latest edition of the Official bulletin and which bore the signature of the head of ANMAT, Manuel Limeres.
The products in question are exclusively branded products Beauty City, are: a chocolate laminated smoothing, HD extra shine, thermal project; a perfect straight Brazilian hair straightener for professional use; a perfect straight, extra strong Japanese straightener; a liquid keratin shock softener; a rejuvenating lifting lamination and a Brazilian smoothing lamination.
The investigation began after the Directorate for Evaluation and Supervision of Health Products Management (DVPS) reported the irregularities found in these products Samples were confiscated as part of a raid In the city of Bernal carried out by employees of the Crimes Against Health and Personal Security Unit of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police.
Evidence was found on the property searched that “activities for the production, fractionation and packaging of cosmetic products were being carried out”, so it was “a…” secret laboratory”, as the facility was not approved by ANMAT.
Likewise, samples were sent to the National Control Laboratory of the National Institute of Medicines of ANMAT to confirm suspicions that the products were contained Formaldehyde, a substance banned in hair straightening products since 2013. Ultimately, the results were positive.
Therefore, when it was discovered that the establishment did not have an authorization from ANMAT and it was not known whether the products were manufactured under the appropriate hygiene conditions and whether they were manufactured with approved ingredients, the use and marketing of these products was determined prohibited. Products.