FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
June 16, 1999
Aurora Healthcare and Nature's Blend Brands of
St. John's Wort Capsules Recalled
Porterville, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) today reported that National Vitamin Company, Inc. is recalling St.
John's Wort Capsules, 250 mg, under the Aurora Healthcare and Nature's Blend labels, 60
capsules per bottle, because the products contain less hypericin than the amount declared
on the label.
Lot A8-87 contains <36% and lot
W7-81 contains 12% of the amount hypericin declared.
National Vitamin Company, Inc., Porterville, California.
Manufacturer, by letter on March 12, 1999, followed by visit. Firm-initiated recall
Nationwide and international.
23,679 bottles were distributed.