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September 26, 2000

Nature’s Wonderland Virginia Cut Snake Root and Snake Root Capsules Recalled

First public notice issued by FDA of 'completed recall'...

Philadelphia, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Penn Herb Company Ltd. is recalling certain Nature’s Wonderland Virginia cut Snake Root and Snake Root Capsules because the products contained Aristolochic acid, a potent carcinogen and nephrotoxin.

This is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by FDA.

PRODUCT
a) Nature’s Wonderland Virginia Snake Root, Cut, in 1-ounce, 4-ounce and 16-ounce packages;
b) Nature’s Wonderland Virginia Snake Root Capsules, 625 mg, in bottles of 50.

Recall #F-901/902-0.

CODE
Item #433, Lot Numbers: OR112086, HB121696, OR092297.

MANUFACTURER
Penn Herb Company, Ltd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by letter mailed on July 29, 2000. Firm-initiated recall **complete.

**Completed recall: While the FDA has completed processing of this particular recall, it does not mean this particular product has been fully accounted for.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
Undetermined.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

 
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