Event Update - Health Canada reports of a recall involvingseveralprobiotic natural health products because they are labelled as not containing dairy (milk) and/or soy but may contain trace amounts of milk or soy protein from ingredients used in the production process. The products are promoted as natural health products that contain live bacteria (probiotics) for therapeutic purposes. Two additional products that may contain trace amounts of milk have been added to this advisory.
The products are Saccharomyces Boulardii, Herbasaurs Bifidophilus for Kids, Acidophilus Bifidobacterium, Cultures de Yogourt 2 Milliards, Friendly Flora, and Healhty Skin with Greens+. See HSW Product Details tab for specifics on the affected items.
People with allergies to milk or soy can experience a range of mild to severe symptoms when exposed to even small amounts of milk or soy proteins. These symptoms may include breathing difficulties that, in some cases, can be life threatening. See Hazard Details tab for more information.
Health Canada will monitor the company recalls and work with the companies to ensure these products are appropriately labelled.
Canadians with milk or soy allergies who have purchased or used any of the three products should,
•Speak to your healthcare practitioner with any questions or concerns regarding further use of these products.
•Report any adverse reaction potentially related to these products to Health Canada.
Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.