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NZFSA names recalled Folic Acid products

NZFSA names recalled Folic Acid products

There are 11 products containing folic acid on the list of dietary supplements manufactured by Australian company Pan Pharmaceuticals Ltd being recalled in New Zealand.

They are :

Nature’s Own Vitamin B12 100mcg + Folic Acid 400 mcg tablets (60), batch 237 Servena Pregnancy Formula with Folic Acid capsules, soft bottle, batch 80032 exp 10/2004 Natural Nutrition Folate Folic Acid 500 mcg capsules, (150) batch 2313 Pan Pharmaceuticals Folic Acid, batch 123 Pan Pharmaceuticals Folic Acid + Vitamin B12 fizzy tablets Pan Pharmaceuticals E4001E and Selenium Folic Acid capsules Aust L number 83324 Thompsons Folic Acid, batches 5811, 6078, 6397 MicroGenics Folic Acid 500, batch 3862 Health Minders Folic Acid 500mg 100s, batch 80092 Natural Nutrition Before During and After Folate Folic Acid 500mcg capsules soft bottle, all batches Metagencis Metagen B12/Folate Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid tablets, all batches

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is advising pregnant women who have been taking these products to stop taking them.

“Not all dietary supplements are implicated in the recall of products manufactured by Pan Pharmaceuticals and we are definitely not suggesting women stop taking all folic acid products. We are advising them to stop taking any products that have been recalled, including those containing folic acid. It would be irresponsible not to,” NZFSA’s director of Policy and Regulatory Standards, Carole Inkster, said.

“Of course if pregnant women, or for that matter anyone, is concerned about their health after using products that have been recalled, they should consult their doctor,” Ms Inkster said.

Calls continue to pour into the NZFSA’s helpline. By midday on Monday, the NZFSA had received 2000 calls to the helpline since Thursday. Thousands of people have also visited our website.

Anyone wanting information about this issue or wanting to know about the products being recalled can contact NZFSA on 0800 693 721. A full list of products being recalled is on our website http:// http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz

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