CHEMICAL sex stimulants for impotent men are mixed in the contents of candy for children to cause their victims to be 'seized'.
It's even scarier when these Chinese-made candies sell for as little as 50 cents a piece or can be bought 24 pieces at RM7 through an online buy site.
A Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) spokesperson said the tadalafil sex stimulant was found to be contaminated in three branded candy products. ExtrAli Energy Candy, Extra Strong Energy Candy and Mixed Fruit Candy.
He said there had been complaints that school children in Terengganu had become weak and could not cope with the candy reaction.
“Scientifically, tadalafil is more dangerous than sildenafil in Viagra as it can cause heart attacks, stroke, brain hemorrhage, increased blood pressure, hearing loss and vision loss that is sometimes permanent.
“Sildenafil, tadalafil and verdanafil are drugs used specifically for treatment erectile dysfunction (impotence) that can only be given to a patient by a doctor or licensed pharmacist with a prescription from a doctor, ”he said.
According to the investigation, the three candy products were imported from three different companies located in Alor Setar, Kedah; Chemor, Silver and South Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
“Previously, the product samples were taken by the Food Safety and Quality Division (MOH) for laboratory testing.
“The results show that the three products were tainted with tadalafil poisons above 2.8 milligrams. It is not an energy candy but an illegal sex stimulant product, ”he said.
According to him, tadalafil chemicals were previously mixed in pre-mixed coffee powder, lemon juice powder and capsules that were sold for more than RM5 per package.
Surveys found the product under the name of this energy-efficient candy can be purchased at an online retailer for between RM7 and RM8.50 for a pack of 24 beans.
In a statement issued yesterday, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said he had taken seriously the issue of banned substances such as social media.
According to him, BKKM was directed to monitor the product.
He said the results of the monitoring of the product found that it was found to contain scheduled toxins and prohibited its use in food under the Food Act 1983.
According to Dr Noor Hisham, the import ban was lifted immediately and MOH warned anyone who still stocked the product to stop distribution and sale including online sales.
According to him, the action could be imposed under Section 13 of the Food Act 1983 and if convicted, the individual could be fined not more than RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or both.