OTTAWA, May 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Health Canada is warning consumers not to
use any natural health products exported or sold by Tedco, Inc. of Louisiana,
due to the risk that they could contain harmful bacteria. These products are
not authorized for sale in Canada.
This warning is an update to a previous warning issued on May 12, 2005
that warned Canadians not to use "Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer."
Health Canada's analysis of a sample of this product found that the
"Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer" was contaminated with the harmful bacteria,
Escherichia coli (E. coli).
Health Canada asked Tedco, Inc. to provide evidence that their other
natural health products are not contaminated with E. coli. The company has
refused to cooperate at this time and did not provide Health Canada with any
information. As a result, Health Canada cannot be sure that other products by
Tedco, Inc. do not contain the harmful bacteria.
Using products that contain this harmful bacteria may result in serious
adverse reactions or death. Adverse health reactions can include nausea,
severe diarrhea, body rash and fever. Children may be more sensitive to these
effects than adults.
The following is a list of the known Tedco, Inc. natural health products
that Canadians are warned not to use:
- Miracle II Neutralizer available in 22 oz. or 1 gallon liquid.
- Miracle II Neutralizer 2X available in 22 oz. or 1 gallon liquid.
- Miracle II Neutralizer 3X available in 22 oz. or 1 gallon liquid.
- Miracle II Neutralizer available in 8 oz., 22 oz. or 1 gallon gel.
- Miracle II 7X Neutralizer available in 8 oz., 22 oz. or 1 gallon gel.
- Miracle II Neutralizer available in powder and makes 1 gallon.
Miracle II products are sometimes referred to as Miracle 2.
These products are mainly sold directly to consumers through the Internet
or by individual distributors, but can also be found in retail stores. Canada
Border Services Agency has been notified to prevent further products from
being imported into Canada. Also, Health Canada is monitoring the importation
of these products to ensure that all are removed from the Canadian market.
If Canadians have taken or have been exposed to any products from Tedco,
Inc. and have experienced any symptoms, or are concerned about their health,
they are advised to consult their physician immediately.
To date, Health Canada has received no reports of adverse reactions
associated with Tedco, Inc. products. To report a suspected adverse reaction,
health professionals and consumers may contact the Canadian Adverse Drug
Reaction Monitoring Program (CADRMP) of Health Canada by phone, toll free
1-866-234-2345, by fax 1-866-678-6789 or via email:
[email protected] .
Consumers can also visit Health Canada's website at: http://www.hc-
Consumers with this product are advised not to dispose of the
contaminated product until they have received guidance from their Municipal
Government regarding the safe disposal of these products.
As a reminder, products which have been approved for sale in Canada must
meet the health and safety requirements of the Food and Drugs Act and its
associated Regulations. The marketing authorization may be in the form of a
Drug Identification Number (DIN) or a natural health product licence, as
denoted by a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Drug Number
Canadians are encouraged to contact Health Canada's Health Products and
Food Branch Inspectorate if they have any questions about this advisory at
this toll free number: 1-800-267-9675.