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Health Canada

December 23, 2013 16:46 ET

Information Update: Additional Products Recalled Due to Possible Contamination with Chloramphenicol

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 23, 2013) - Health Canada is informing consumers that a number of unauthorized products available for sale in Canada are being voluntarily recalled due to a possible contamination with chloramphenicol. Chloramphenicol, an antibiotic, may pose serious health risks to consumers as it's associated with a rare risk of aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder that can be fatal. This reaction is unpredictable and not related to a specific dose of chloramphenicol.

If you have used any of the recalled products identified below and are concerned about their impact on your health, please consult your healthcare practitioner. Canadians can monitor the table on the Healthy Canadians Web site for additions to the list of products potentially contaminated with chloramphenicol.

Company Product NPN Lot(s) Usage Date Added
Kirkman Phenol Assist™ Unauthorized 25640015
53855003
53855004
Digestive Aid December 23, 2013
Kirkman Biofilm Defense® Unauthorized 53666006
53666007
53666008
53666009
December 23, 2013
Kirkman Enzym-Complete/DPP-IV™ Unauthorized 52587047
52587048
52587049
52587050
52588047
52588048
52588049
52588050
52588051
53853006
53853007
53853008
53853009
53853010
53853011
54956000
Digestive Aid December 23, 2013
Kirkman EnZym-Complete/DPP-IV™ II with Isogest® Unauthorized 52939039
52939040
52939042
52939043
53852011
53852012
53852013
53852015
53852016
Digestive Aid December 23, 2013
Kirkman Maximum Spectrum Enzym-Complete/DPP-IV™ Fruit Free with Isogest® Unauthorized 53854008
53854010
53854012
53854013
53854014
Digestive Aid December 23, 2013
Kirkman Chewable EnZym-Complete/DPP-IV™ with Isogest® Unauthorized 54112001 Digestive Aid December 23, 2013
Kirkman Chewable Maximum Spectrum EnZym-Complete/DPP-IV™ with Isogest® Unauthorized 54255000 Digestive Aid December 23, 2013

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