Bethel Advance, Quick Thin Supplement Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Bethel Nutritional Consulting expands an existing recall for some Bethel Advance and Quick Thin Nutritional Supplements due to undeclared drug ingredient hazard. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Nutritional Supplements are subject to this recall:

  • Bethel 30, bearing Lot #120514 with expiry 12/05/2014 (previously recalled);
  • Bethel Advance, bearing Lot #10092011 with expiry 2014; and
  • Quick Thin, bearing Lot #10032011 with expiry 10/2014.

According to the FDA, samples of the Quick Thin Gold Capsules and Bethel Advance White Capsules were tested and found to contain Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. Both of these undeclared drugs may pose a threat to consumers as follows:

  • Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or Stroke. This product may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the US market in October 2010 for safety reasons.
  • Phenolphthalein may present health risks that could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, muscle cramps and Cancer with long-term use. No illnesses or injuries have been reported to Bethel Nutritional Consulting to date in connection with these products.

According to Bethel Nutritional Consulting, these Supplements were sold directly to individual customers from its New York, NY, sales office and online at The company has discontinued distribution and sales of these products.

Please note: other Dietary Supplements manufactured by this company have been recalled. To see all recalls and notifications related to this manufacturer, please search for “Bethel Nutritional” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2356
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