OTTAWA, Nov. 4, 2016 /CNW/ -
Issue"Phytovie Acore Vrai Calamus" herbal tea, an unauthorized natural healthproduct, is being recalled after Health Canada testing found it to contain excessive levels of beta-asarone. Beta-asarone can be toxic if consumed in high amounts. The product was sold by Gourmet Nutrition F.B. Inc. over the Internet and may also be
Who is affected
What consumers should do
BackgroundPhytovie Acore Vrai Calamus herbal tea was found to contain beta-asarone (a chemical found in certain plants) exceeding the maximum level permitted in a natural health product. Ingesting high amounts of beta-asarone can be toxic, and can lead to nausea, prolonged vomiting (for several hours), and a faster-than-normal heart rate which can be life threatening.
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada confirmed that the company, Gourmet Nutrition F.B. Inc., has stopped selling the product and is recalling it from the market. Health Canada will monitor the company's recall and will inform Canadians if new safety information arises.
ImagesPhytovie Acore Vrai Calamus herbal tea – Front label
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