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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.

Recall #F-441-9.

MANUFACTURER
National Vitamin Company, Inc., Porterville, California.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by letter on March 12, 1999, followed by visit. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide and international.

QUANTITY
23,679 bottles were distributed.

 

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