Recall of a Batch of the Themra Brand of Epimedyumlu Bitkisel Karisimli Macun due to the Presence of Sildenafil

Friday, 26 March 2021

Summary
Category 1:

For Action

Alert Notification:

2021.29

Product:

Themra Epimedyumlu Bitkisel Karisimli Macun, pack size: 240g 

Batch Code:

Lot number PSN:20; Best before date: 20.12.2021

Country Of Origin:

Turkey

Message:

The above batch of Themra brand Epimedyumlu Bitkisel Karisimli Macun (Epimedium mixed herbal paste) is subject to recall due to the detection of sildenafil. The batch contains the active ingredient sildenafil, an undeclared medicinal substance in a pharmacologically active amount. The product also contains the novel food ingredient Epimedium, which is not authorized for use in food. The implicated batch is advertised for sale via the website Etsy. Additional batches of this product may also be implicated.

Nature Of Danger:

Sildenafil is an erectile dysfunction medication which is also sometimes used to treat pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the blood vessels that supply the lungs). The illicit presence of sildenafil in this product presents a risk for individuals who may have underlying health conditions or may be taking certain medications (nitrate).

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Online retailers are requested to contact their affected customers and remove the implicated batch from sale.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated batch.

Epimedyumlu Bitkisel Karisimli Macun