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Recall of a Chinese medicine product with exceeding microbial limit (with photo)

     The Department of Health (DH) today (September 11) urged members of the public not to buy or use a Chinese medicine product named ¡§Hon Po Strong Hepamine Capsules 380mg¡¨ as it was found to have exceeded the microbial limit.  

     The concerned product is manufactured by a local licensed manufacturer called Canhealth Pharmaceutical Limited.

     The appeal was made in view of the detection of exceeding microbial limit in the concerned product during a recent inspection at the manufacturer¡¦s premises.

     The spokesman said, the batch number of the concerned product is ¡uL0020605¡v.  

     Investigation is ongoing.

     The DH inspected the manufacturer this afternoon and instructed the manufacturer to recall the product from the market.

     The manufacturer has set up a hotline 2414 3995 to answer public enquiries about recall arrangement.

     DH will also set up a hotline 2209 9446 for public enquiries from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

     The spokesman urged members of the public who have used the product to stop taking them immediately and seek advice from healthcare professionals if they feel unwell.

     They should submit the product to the DH's Chinese Medicines Section at 2/F, Public Health Laboratory Centre, 382 Nam Cheong Street, Kowloon during office hours, or destroy them before disposal.

Ends/Friday, September 11, 2009
Issued at HKT 20:49


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