This weight-loss coffee brand is now banned in Dubai
Dubai Municipality halts all import, sales and circulation.
Do you drink Idol Slim Coffee? Then you should stop, immediately.
In a blanket message across its social media channels, Dubai Municipality yesterday issued a halt on all import, sales and circulation of Idol Slim Coffee for endangering the health and safety of the public.
حظر استيراد وبيع وتداول
Idol Slim Coffee في السوق المحلي
DM bans import,sales and circulation of Idol Slim Coffee the local market pic.twitter.com/UQ48aItmuM
— بلدية دبي (@DMunicipality) May 1, 2017
Manufactured in Thailand, the coffee is marketed as a weight-loss product, however, it was found to contain Sibutramine, a chemical that has been already banned in several countries, thus leading to the decision to remove it from the market locally.
Originally used as a treatment for obesity, studies later showed that Sibutramine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease and was subsequently pulled from the European market by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in January of 2010.