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April 2013

FDA: Multivitamin Supplement Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that Saratoga Therapeutics, LLC, of North Wales, Pennsylvania, has recalled 900 bottles of ebA Multivitamin Supplement. The recall was issued due to concerns about undeclared milk components, including milk protein(s) and lactose.

The following lot numbers are believed to be affected: #0912164 (expiration date: 12/12) and #1110354 (expiration date: 10/14).

The recalled product was distributed nationwide and in numerous countries, including Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Ireland, Malaysia, Switzerland, and Tasmania. Consumers may have purchased the product by mail order, fax order, or through the internet or a doctor's office. ebA Multivitamin Supplement comes in a white plastic bottle with a white, green and blue label that lists the expiration date beneath the Warning section. The label incorrectly lists this product as lacking milk components.

Saratoga Therapeutics, LLC, discovered the milk components through outside laboratory analysis, after a customer with a known milk allergy reported an anaphylactic reaction to the product. Another customer with a milk allergy reported feeling ill after taking the product. The source of the milk components is still under investigation.

People who are allergy or sensitive to milk may risk having a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction, while those who are lactose-intolerant may have stomach symptoms if they take ebA Multivitamin Supplement.

The FDA urges consumers who have purchased ebA Multivitamin Supplement to return any unused product to Saratoga Therapeutics, LLC for a full refund. Consumers may contact the company at info@ebAMultivitamin.com or call 215.661.9044 between 8:30am and 4:30pm EST.

For more information about food allergy, please visit Natural Standard's Medical Conditions Database.

References

  1. Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine. 
  2. US Food and Drug Administration. www.fda.gov

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