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Additional Natural Health Product Recalled Due to Contamination With Chloramphenicol

Oct 21 2013 12:00AM



OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/13 -- Health Canada has updated the list of natural health products being recalled due to a possible contamination with chloramphenicol, an antibiotic that may pose serious health risks to consumers. For full details concerning the product being added, please see the table below.

If you have used or purchased any natural health product identified on the list and are concerned about its impact on your health, please consult your healthcare practitioner. Consumers are also encouraged to return the product to the place of purchase or contact the company of the affected product for further instructions on returns.

Canadians can monitor the Healthy Canadians web site for additions to the list of products potentially contaminated with chloramphenicol that may pose a serious risk to their health.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies' Canadian product list----------------------------------------------------------------------------Company Product name NPN Lots Date Added----------------------------------------------------------------------------Valeant Canada Digestive Enzymes 80033138 53611 October 21, 2013 Consumer Products 500mg Capsules 54104 52612 53907 52177 52482----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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