Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized health product “E-Fong XuDuan Concentrated Herb Tea” may pose serious health risks, including an increased risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Health Canada laboratory testing found that the tea contains trace amounts of mycophenolate, a prescription drug. The product was being imported by two companies (Hunsing Enterprise Ltd. and Aidus International), which distributed the product to other retailers and distributors, including clinics that provide Traditional Chinese Medicine services.
What you should do
- Stop using this product. Consult with your health care professional if you have used it and have health concerns.
- Read product labels to verify that health products have been authorized for sale by Health Canada. Authorized health products have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM). You can also check whether products have been authorized for sale by searching Health Canada’s Drug Product Database and Licensed Natural Health Product Database.
- Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1 866 234 2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax.
- Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1 800 267 9675, or complete an online complaint form.
For more information, visit Health Canada - Recalls and Safety Alerts.