EU health agency has said it has confirmed that a dietary supplement marketed as a sugar-free alternative to sugar called Nicaprin is more sugar-containing than previously reported.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) officials said in a statement Thursday that the company Nicaprins, based in Germany, had reported an “extremely high level of sugar” in the supplement’s label.
The European Food Safety Agency said the company had “further tested” the product and found it contained a “very high” amount of sugar.EFSA said Nicaprs claims to be a “nutritional supplement” were “not based on solid scientific evidence,” and that it would continue to monitor the company for further concerns.
The FDA is also conducting an investigation into the product, which it said was intended for consumers over the age of 13.
The agency said it would issue an alert if it deemed Nicapril “unacceptable.”
The supplement has already been approved for use by more than a dozen countries in Europe and Canada.
The FDA said it will take additional steps to ensure safety and efficacy, and said the supplement could be recalled.
Nicaprin is made by Swiss company Novo Nordisk.
The company has also marketed a similar product called P-Toluene.
The supplement is being sold in the United States under the name “Nicaprin” and is available at Walmart and other retailers.