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April 11, 2001

FDA First Notice: Mayway Corp. Recalls 5 Chinese Herb Products

Oakland, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Mayway Corp. has recalled 5 Chinese herb products because they contain aristolochic acid, a potent carcinogen and nephrotoxin.

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

a) Temple of Heaven Brand Chinese Herbs, Top Grade, Radix Aristolochiae, Net Wt. 16 oz. (1 lb.). Recall #F-334-1;

b) Plum Flower Brand, Sulphur Free - Chlorine Free - Aluminum Phosphate Free, Ma Dou Ling, Aristolochia, MW# 5344, Net. Wt. 250g (8.83 oz.).
Recall #F-335-1;

c) Chinese Herb Frucutu Aristolochiae Net Wt. 16 oz. (1 lb.). Recall #F-336-1;

d) Plum Flower, Fructus Aristolochiae, Herbal Extract Powder, Net Wt. 3.5 oz. (100g). Recall #F-337-1;

e) Plum Flower Brand Single Herb Extract Full Spectrum 5:1 Herb Extract Powder, Ma Dou Ling, Aristolochia Debilis Fruit, MW# 5344C, Net Wt 3.5 oz. (100 g). Recall #F-338-1.

All Codes.

a) Sam Luen Co., Hong Kong, b) Anguo MeiWei Medicinal Herbs, Anguo, China, c) Lam Hoi Trading Co., Hong Kong, d) Shanghai Institute of Herbal Products, Shanghai, China, e) Shanghai Institute of Herbal Products, Shanghai, China

Mayway Corp., Oakland, CA, by letter and telephone on 12/14/00, and by press release on 12/18/00. FDA-initiated recall *complete.

*Completed recall: FDA states 'completed recall' indicates the company has removed all affected product from store shelves,  it does not necessarily mean this particular product lot, or codes, have been fully accounted for.


48 bags/lb; 15 bottles/3.5 oz.

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

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