The Food and Drugs Authority has cautioned the public to stay away from consuming Ascot Diet, a weight loss product said to be produced by Ascot Diet Clinic.
In a press statement dated Friday, October 28, the FDA said it has not registered the Ascot Diet and that consuming it could cause “shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of the tongue,” among others.
See below for the full statement:
The attention of the Food and Drugs Authority has been drawn to the use of injections, appetite suppressants, and a meal plan for weight loss known as Ascot Diet.
The FDA wishes to inform the public that Ascot Diet weight loss products, produced by the Ascot Diet Clinic, have not been registered by the Authority and its use could cause severe allergic reactions like itching, hives, shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of the tongue, throat, or mouth, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, or faintness due to the sudden boost in minerals and nutrients.
The FDA wishes to advise the public to desist from patronising medicinal products that are not registered by the Authority since their safety, quality, and efficacy cannot be guaranteed.
Importers of such weight loss products are to note that Sections 99 and 118 of the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851 prohibit the importation and sale of unregistered products. Offenders would therefore be severely sanctioned when found.
The FDA encourages the public to cooperate with the Authority and report the presence of any unregistered regulated products through the contacts below: 0551112224/5
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