Contaminated cough, cold syrup sold in Cameroon – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday raised concerns about a particular batch of cough and cold syrup being sold in Cameroon. The syrup was found to contain a high level of the toxic contaminant diethylene glycol, reaching up to 28.6%.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO the packaging label of the cough and cold syrup, branded as ‘Naturcold’, indicated that it was manufactured by a company called Fraken International (England).

However, the health regulator in the United Kingdom confirmed that no such company exists within the country.

“Enquires are still underway to determine the origin of the product,” WHO said.

WHO also warned that the product may have authorizations in other countries as well.

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