The company doesn't deny that its products are spiked. In fact, it acknowledges that phenolphthalein was found during FDA tests on the supplements. It does, however, stress that no injuries or illnesses have been blamed on the products.
Phenolpthalein was once available in over-the-counter laxatives but is being phased out over concerns that long-term use could increase the risk for certain types of cancers. It is a common adulterant in "natural" and "herbal" weight loss supplements.
In both of its press releases, the company apologized for the inconvenience and urged anyone with any of its Reduce Weight Fruta Planta, Magic Slim, Fruta Bio, SlimEasy, Super Fat Burning Bomb, Slim Xtreme, Meizi Evolution, Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming, Jianfeijindan Activity Girl, and Japan Hokkaido Cangye Phamacy Co., LTD Japanese Chinese Formula pill for weight reduction to discontinue taking them.
All lot codes are covered in these recalls.