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Joint venture between Carotino Malaysia and Pharmacare Laboratories. Carotino is part of one of the largest privately held plantation groups (especially palm oil) in Malaysia with acreage of over 100,000 acres.
|Carotino Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Carotino SDN BHD
owns 50% of Carotino Australia Pty Ltd
| J C Chang Group
owns 100% of Carotino SDN BHD
| PharmaCare Laboratories Pty Ltd
owns 50% of Carotino Australia Pty Ltd
|Carotino Australia Pty Ltd|
|No assessment data currently available for Carotino Australia Pty Ltd|
|Carotino SDN BHD|
|No assessment data currently available for Carotino SDN BHD|
|J C Chang Group|
|No assessment data currently available for J C Chang Group|
|PharmaCare Laboratories Pty Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
Sea Shepherd Australia is targeting this company over its production of krill-based omega-3 health supplements. Krill are a vital part of the Antarctic food chain and giant factory-ships are sucking up huge amounts of krill for the farmed fish and supplements industries. Vast schools of krill not only function as food for whales, penguins, seals and seabirds, but they are also huge carbon sinks that help mitigate global warming. Pharmacare is one of the largest krill supplement manufacturers in Australia.
Source: Sea Shepherd (2015)
Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth in 2017 found nanoparticles in popular Australian infant formula products that are both illegal in Australia and potentially dangerous, including products by this company. A growing body of scientific research demonstrates that nanoparticles pose threats to human health, raising concerns about their use in food and many other consumer products.
Source: FOE (2017)
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2009/10 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about four ads by this company on the grounds that they breached advertising codes. The ads were subsequently discontinued or modified.
Source: Advertising Standards Bureau (2010)
Named and shamed in the 2017 CHOICE Shonky Awards for claiming its Vitamin Gummies are good for kids teeth. CHOICE points out that even though kids rarely need vitamin supplementation, these products are marketed to kids and are full of sugar.
Source: Choice (2017)
Named and shamed in the 2018 CHOICE Shonky Awards for its Bioglan homeopathic melatonin. While melatonin (currently a prescription-only medicine in Australia) is known to promote sleep and is used to help people suffering jet lag or sleep disorders, there's no reliable evidence that homeopathic melatonin (or homeopathic products in general) has any effect other than as a placebo. Despite this, the company makes the claim that Bioglan Melatonin helps "relieve mild temporary insomnia and symptoms of mild nervous tension".
Source: Choice (2018)
On 26 separate occasions between 2010 and 2014 the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Complaints Resolution Panel upheld complaints about ads by this company on the grounds that they breached advertising codes, more than any other company. The ads were subsequently withdrawn.
Source: TGA Complaints Resolution Panel (2014)
Named and shamed in the 2012 CHOICE Shonky Awards. Nature's Way Kids Smart Natural Medicine range of homeopathic remedies for various ailments is effectively water with blackcurrant flavour. The harm comes from it doing nothing for your children in the expensive and mistaken belief you're doing something.
Source: Choice (2012)
Monkeys in Thailand are kept chained, trained using abusive methods, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts used for coconut milk, oil, and other products. This company has policies of sourcing from farms where no monkey labour is used.
Source: PETA Asia (2020)
|Address||18 Jubilee Ave, Warriewood, NSW, 2102, Australia|
|Phone||02 9997 1466|
|Fax||02 9979 1696|