OTTAWA, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ -
Health Canada has requested that two Canadian distributors - Vivicell
Distribution, Inc. and Cellfood Canada - stop sale of and recall
Cellfood, an unauthorized health product manufactured by Nu Science
Corporation. This product has an eight-digit natural health product
number (NPN80004392) appearing on its label; however, this NPN was
issued for a different Nu Science product. As such, it is Health
Canada's view that the labelling of this product is false and
Who is affected:
Canadians who either have used or purchased Cellfood.
What consumers should do:
Contact your health care practitioner if you have any questions or
concerns regarding the use of Cellfood.
What Health Canada is doing:
Health Canada has requested a stop sale and recall of Cellfood from
Vivicell Distribution Inc. and Cellfood Canada. Health Canada is
monitoring the recall and will inform Canadians if new safety
information becomes available.
The NPN (80004392) appearing on the label of the unauthorized version of
Cellfood was issued to Nu Science Corporation for a different product
with the same brand name, which may cause confusion. The authorized
product should only contain iodine and water, whereas the unauthorized
product, according to its label, contains different medicinal
ingredients, including dissolved oxygen, trace minerals, plant source
amino acids and enzymes.
The product, which was not reviewed by Health Canada for safety and
efficacy, is promoted as a dietary supplement to support improved
energy, endurance and natural health and is packaged in plastic 30ml
bottles (see photo below).
Health Canada has received one adverse reaction report involving
symptoms of nausea, diarrhea, headache and sore throat associated with
the use of the unauthorized product.
Cellfood (30ml bottles)
For more information:
Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this
advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at
613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.
Media enquiries related to this Advisory should be directed to Health
Canada Media Relations at 613-957-2983.
How to report side effects of health products to Health Canada:
Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345
Visit MedEffect Canada's web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.
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SOURCE: Health Canada
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