Asda St John’s Wort Recall [UK]

UK FlagUK/Basildon: 6675 - AsdaStJohnsWortAsda recalls certain batch/lots of St John’s Wort Tablets due to higher than allowed levels of a toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid, a serious health hazard. CTSI:

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The UK Chartered Trading Standards Institute (“CTSI”) reports the following St John’s Wort Tablets are subject to this recall:

  • St John’s Wort Tablets, sold in packages of 30 tablets with a batch code of 14279, an expiry date of 05/2016 and a barcode number of 5051413836125

Please consult the photograph above for details of the drug’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the CTSI, the Herbal Research Company Ltd,, the OEM manufacturer of this Asda-branded drug product, has recalled six (6) batches of St John’s Wort tablets as testing has shown the presence of a toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid (“PA”) above the threshold recommended by the UK Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (“HMPC”). This Asda notification is one of the recalled batches of this larger recall.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled drug, please do not consume it. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any immediate medical concerns please speak to your physician or pharmacist, referencing MHRA Drug Alert MDR 013-01/16.

==> Please note: other St John’s Wort Tablets have been recalled as part of a larger notification. To see all related recalls, please search for “St John’s Wort” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 6675-2016
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