Several of the creams whose protection factor does not correspond to that indicated, according to the AEMPS analysis.
The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS), dependent on the Ministry of Health, has requested this Tuesday the voluntary withdrawal of 14 sun creams because the sun protection factor (SPF) that they advertise does not correspond to the labeling.
No incidents of sunburn related to any of these products have been reported.
The Ministry of Consumption, for its part, has initiated coordination with the autonomous communities to investigate possible illicit advertising and unfair practice and, where appropriate, sanction manufacturers.
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The AEMPS has carried out in recent months a market control campaign to guarantee that the sun protection factor is the one announced by the manufacturers. The trials have focused on sunscreens with SPF 50 or SPF 50+, especially those with very light creams, mists and sprays. The agency chose 19 products from companies of different sizes and origins (Spanish, European and non-EU) and products of different price ranges.
Only 5 of the 19 creams analyzed provide protection that matches their labeling. In five cases they have obtained an SPF much lower than that indicated on their labels, always below factor 29.9, for which the AEMPS has urged companies to voluntarily withdraw the product. It is Abelay Sunscreen SPF50 from Ab7, cosmetic; Mussvital photoprotector spray ultra light 50+ aerosol, from Peroxfarma; Eucerin sun protection sensitive protect sun spray transparent dry touch SPF 50 high, by Beiersdorf AG; Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydratation Solar Mist air soft SPF 50+ (High), by Wilkinson Sword; Australian gold SPF Botanical SPF 50 continuous spray by Biorius. In any case, no incidents of sunburn related to any of these products have been reported to the Spanish Cosmetovigilance System.
In nine other cases, the protection is somewhat lower than indicated, but varies between 30 and 49.9, considered an effective SPF in the high protection category. In any case, the state agency has urged the companies to voluntarily withdraw the batches tested and has asked them to carry out additional trials on other batches to verify the safety of the products.
These nine cases are Les Cosmetiques sun ultimate sensitive SPF 50+ sun spray for sensitive skin, from Carrefour Shopping Centers, SA; Belle & Sun invisible sun mist SPF 50, by Perseida Beauty; Isdin photoprotector fusion water SPF 50, ISDIN daily use facial sunscreen; Farline solar spray SPF 50+ 200 mL Very high protection, from Farline Comercializadora de Productos Farmacéuticos SA; Babaria solar protective mist SPF 50, by Berioska; Seesee transparent sun spray SPF 50+, by Cosmetrade; Piz Buin hydro infusion gel sun cream SFP 50 High Protection, by Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté; Ladival sensitive skin SPF 50+, from STADA Arzneimittel AG; and Lancaster sun sensitive luminous tan comfort cream SPF 50+, by Coty.
The Ministry of Consumption, in charge of transferring this information to users, has begun this Tuesday coordination with the different autonomous communities - responsible for consumption matters - to investigate possible illicit advertising and unfair practice by manufacturers and, if necessary, sanction these companies.
Fuagrás with remains of glass
On the other hand, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN), dependent on Consumption, has received an alert regarding the presence of glass fragments in a whole rougie brand duck fuagrás with an expiration date of 14/10 / 2022. Following a consumer complaint, the French manufacturer has proceeded to recall this product and customers have been informed and published a recovery notice for the population. Specifically, it is the “Foie gras de canard entier du sud ouest” from the Rougie brand that is sold in a glass jar with batch 201014.103364.
The product has been distributed in Denmark, Belgium, France, Sweden, Hong Kong and Spain. In Spain it has been distributed in the autonomous communities of Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, the Valencian Community, Madrid, Murcia and the Basque Country. The notice was given by the French health authorities to the European Food Alert Network (RASFF).