Australian authorities consider DMAA ban19 June 2012
Australia looks set to be the next country to make DMAA a prohibited substance after Food Standards Australia New Zealand issued a warning about sports supplements containing the substance.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand is working with state and territory government agencies and departments to investigate several sports supplements containing DMAA or 1,3-dimethylamylamine after a series of consumer complaints.
“The New South Wales Food Authority has tested 12 of these products and 11 have tested positive for DMAA. DMAA has been linked in other countries with various adverse health effects including high blood pressure and vomiting and there have been a couple of adverse health reports in Australia,” said Melanie Fisher, Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s chief executive.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand listed the products testing positive for DMAA as Noxpump, 3-D explosion, Beta-Cret, PreSurge, 1 MR, Cyroshock, Jack3D, Mesomorph, Neurocore, Oxyelite powder, and Hemo Rage Black.
“Regulatory agencies are working together to assess the products’ safety and are currently seeking the assistance of retailers; importers and distributors on a withdrawal of the products,” added Fisher.
Australia’s Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling has called an urgent meeting later this month to consider the health implications of DMAA and will advise the Federal Department of Health on whether to ban the substance.
Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration ordered retailers to stop selling products containing DMAA. The substance is already banned in New Zealand and Canada.
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