Natural

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Natural Force Propolis 1000mg
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Natural Force Propolis 1000mg
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 217786
  • Last update:
  • 08-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

217786

Natural Force Propolis 1000mg

ARTG entry for

Medicine Listed

Sponsor

Natural Force ( Aust) Pty Ltd

Postal Address

PO Box 1167,INDOOROOPILLY, QLD, 4068

Australia

ARTG Start Date

27/11/2013

Product category

Medicine

Status

Active

Approval area

Listed Medicines

Conditions

Colouring agents used in listed medicine for ingestion, other than those listed for export only under section 25 of the Act, shall be only those included in

the list of 'Colourings permitted in medicines for oral use'.

The sponsor shall keep records relating to this listed medicine as are necessary to: (a) Expedite recall if necessary of any batch of the listed medicine,

(b) Identify the manufacturer(s) of each batch of the listed medicine. Where any part of or step in manufacture in Australia of the listed medicine is

sub-contracted to a third party who is not the sponsor, copies of relevant Good Manufacturing Practice agreements relation to such manufacture shall be

kept.

The sponsor shall retain records of the distribution of the listed medicine for a period of five years and shall provide the records or copies of the records

to the Complementary Medicines Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration, upon request.

The sponsor of the listed medicine must not, by any means, intentionally or recklessly advertise the medicine for an indication other than those accepted

in relation to the inclusion of the medicine in the Register.

All reports of adverse reactions or similar experiences associated with the use or administration of the listed medicine shall be notified to the Head, Office

of Product Review, Therapeutic Goods Administration, as soon as practicable after the sponsor of the goods becomes aware of those reports. Sponsors

of listed medicines must retain records of such reports for a period of not less than 18 months from the day the Head, Office of Product Review is notified

of the report or reports.

The sponsor shall not supply the listed medicine after the expiry date of the goods.

Where a listed medicine is distributed overseas as well as in Australia, product recall or any other regulatory action taken in relation to the medicine

outside Australia which has or may have relevance to the quality, safety or efficacy of the goods distributed in Australia, must be notified to the National

Manager Therapeutic Goods Administration, immediately the action or information is known to the sponsor.

Products

1. Natural Force Propolis 1000mg

Product Type

Single Medicine Product

Effective date

6/09/2017

Warnings

WARNING: Propolis may cause allergic reactions. If irritation or swelling of the mouth or throat occurs, discontinue use.

Adults only. OR Not to be used in children under two years of age without medical advice (or words to that effect).

WARNING: Propolis may cause skin irritation. Test before use.

If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner (or words to that effect).

Standard Indications

May help reduce the severity of the symptoms of colds. ]Warnings S and COLD required]

Can assist in the treatment of flu by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms. [Warnings S and COLD required]

Aids, assists or helps in the maintenance of general well-being

Specific Indications

Propolis has an antioxidant property and help to fight free radicals. Free radicals may be generated by lifestyle factors such as dietary fats, cigarette

smoke, alcohol consumption, pollutants and stress.

Additional Product information

Pack Size/Poison information

Pack Size

Poison Schedule

Components

1. Formulation 1

Dosage Form

Capsule, soft

Route of Administration

Oral

Visual Identification

Active Ingredients

Public Summary

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Propolis dry extract

200 mg

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26-3-2019

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20-3-2019

Kingston Pharma, LLC RECALLS " DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus”  Because of Possible Health Risk

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Winning Brands Corporation recalls Kind Laundry Detergent 1L

Winning Brands Corporation recalls Kind Laundry Detergent 1L

The recalled product does not have the proper consumer chemical labelling required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

Health Canada

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Safety of annatto E and the exposure to the annatto colouring principles bixin and norbixin (E 160b) when used as a food additive

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Published on: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 The Scientific Panel on Food Additives and Flavouring (FAF) provides a scientific opinion on the safety evaluation of annatto E and an exposure assessment of the annatto colouring principles bixin and norbixin (E 160b) when used as a food additive, taking into account new proposed uses and use levels. In 2016, the EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) adopted a scientific opinion on the safety of annatto extracts (E 160b) as a food additive....

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

13-3-2019

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Published on: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 An outbreak of 32 Salmonella enterica serotype Poona cases in infants and young children has recently been identified in France (30 cases), Belgium (one case) and Luxembourg (one case). All 32 patients were infected with the same bacterial strain based on core genome multilocus sequence typing analysis. All patients had onset of symptoms between August 2018 and February 2019. Information from interviews was available for 30 patients. All consumed one of three rice-based in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

7-3-2019

American Health Packaging Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets Due to the Detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity

American Health Packaging Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets Due to the Detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity

American Health Packaging is voluntarily recalling one lot of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 160 mg to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product. The impurity detected in the finished drug product is N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Resea...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

7-3-2019

Re‐evaluation of Quillaia extract (E 999) as a food additive and safety of the proposed extension of use

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Published on: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS) provides a scientific opinion on Quillaia extract (E 999) when used as a food additive and the evaluation of the safety of its proposed extension of use as a food additive in flavourings. The Scientific Committee for Food (SCF) in 1978 established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 0–5 mg spray‐dried extract/kg body weight (bw) per day for E 999. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

7-3-2019

Efficacy of methyl ester of conjugated linoleic acid (t10,c12 isomer) for sows and cows for reproduction

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Published on: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 A mixture of methylated conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers (t10,c12 and c9,t11) in equal proportions is the subject of this assessment. The active substance is considered to be CLA (t10,c12) methyl ester (ME). The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) of EFSA previously issued an opinion on the safety and efficacy of the product, in which it could not conclude on the efficacy of this additive for sows for reproduction and for cows f...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

6-3-2019

Caffeine

Caffeine

Caffeine is a substance naturally present in over 60 different plants, including coffee, kola nut, guarana and yerba maté. It is most commonly consumed in coffee and tea, but it is also found in energy drinks. ANSES recommends that consumers use moderation with regard to caffeine - especially children, pregnant women and individuals who are either sensitive to its effects or who suffer from certain pathologies.

France - Agence Nationale du Médicament Vétérinaire

1-3-2019

AurobindoPharma USA, Inc. Initiates a Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall Expansion of 38 Lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP and Valsartan Tablets, USP due to the detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity.

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AurobindoPharma USA, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall expansion of 38 lots of Valsartan and Amlodipine and Valsartan tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product. This recall is an expansion of the recall initiated 12/31/18 The impurity detected in the finished drug product is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial proc...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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The recalled product does not have the proper consumer chemical labelling required by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

Health Canada

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Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Public Notification: Natural V=GRA contains hidden drug ingredients

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

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Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Consumer Level Recall of 80 Lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP, Due to the Detection of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity

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Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product. The impurity detected in the finished drug product is N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classifi...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, WA is voluntarily expanding their current recall to include additional products: 261 packages of Cow Pie Lot # 72618 and 82 packages of Chicken & Vegetables Lot# 111518 fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in July 2018 and November 2018, due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-12-2018

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Health Canada

20-12-2018

Scientific assistance to assess the detoxification process for dioxins and PCBs in sunflower cake by hexane extraction

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Gymnosporangium spp. (non‐EU)

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

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Pest categorisation of Cronartium spp. (non‐EU)

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Princess Auto recalls Powerfist Drywall Hoist

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Health Canada

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Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. Recalls Cow Pie Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible <em>Listeria monocytogenes</em> Health Risk

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3-12-2018

FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-12-2018

Safety assessment of the process ‘RecyPET Hungária’, based on RecyPET Hungária technology, used to recycle post‐consumer PET into food contact materials

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-11-2018

Epidemiological analyses of African swine fever in the European Union (November 2017 until November 2018)

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-11-2018

Understanding ASF spread and emergency control concepts in wild boar populations using individual‐based modelling and spatio‐temporal surveillance data

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-11-2018

ELM Pet Foods Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

28-11-2018

ANF Pet Inc. Issues Voluntary Precautionary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

27-11-2018

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-11-2018

Foreign Product Alert: Black Lion Pill, Help 100% & Pure Natural & Body Slim capsules, Herba Saraf, Horny Little Devil, Ja Dera Max capsules, Lida (Plus) capsules, Nutra Organics Green Tea Extract capsules, Papapa, Red Zone Xtreme 3000, Rhino 69 Extreme 5

Foreign Product Alert: Black Lion Pill, Help 100% & Pure Natural & Body Slim capsules, Herba Saraf, Horny Little Devil, Ja Dera Max capsules, Lida (Plus) capsules, Nutra Organics Green Tea Extract capsules, Papapa, Red Zone Xtreme 3000, Rhino 69 Extreme 5

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Health Canada

21-11-2018

Fresenius Kabi Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% Due to Product Labeling Incorrectly Stating Stoppers Do Not Contain Latex

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Fresenius Kabi USA is voluntarily recalling 163 lots of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 10 mL fill in a 10 mL vial and Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 20 mL fill in a 20 mL vial to the user level. The product insert states that stoppers for both the 10mL and the 20mL vials do not contain natural rubber latex; the tray label for the two vial sizes and the vial label for the 20mL vial also state that the stoppers do not contain latex. The product is being recalled because the stoppers contain n...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-11-2018

Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 15 Lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Fou

Mylan Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 15 Lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets, USP, and Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP, Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Fou

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-11-2018

Extensive Literature Search, Selection for Relevance and Data Extraction of Studies Related to the Toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in Experimental Animals

Extensive Literature Search, Selection for Relevance and Data Extraction of Studies Related to the Toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in Experimental Animals

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

21-11-2018

Extensive literature search, selection for relevance and data extraction of studies related to the toxicity of PCDD/Fs and DL‐PCBs in humans

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Published on: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 To enable the hazard identification and characterisation in the risk assessment for humans related to the seventeen 2,3,7,8‐substituted dioxins (PCCDs) and furans (PCDFs) and the twelve dioxin‐like polychlorinated biphenyls (DL‐PCBs), EFSA outsourced an extensive literature search (ELS), followed by selection for relevance and extraction of relevant data for consideration in the risk assessment. Two tailored search strategies for Web of Science (WoS) and PubMed for identif...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-11-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for picolinafen

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Published on: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 The applicant BASF Agro B.V. submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified for picolinafen in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. To address the data gaps, a new validated analytical method for enforcement of the residue in dry/high starch‐, high water content‐, high acid content‐ and high oil content commodities ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

14-11-2018

“Vita-X Revitalizing Capsules” for men may pose serious health risks

“Vita-X Revitalizing Capsules” for men may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that two versions of “Vita-X Revitalizing Capsules” by Lanlay Healthmetic Inc., promoted for “long lasting vital energy for men,” may pose serious health risks. One version contains seven capsules and has “NPN 80053009,” a Natural Product Number (NPN) indicating Health Canada authorization, on the label. The second version contains one capsule, has no NPN on the label and is not authorized by Health Canada.

Health Canada

10-11-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract (admissibility accepted when named water‐soluble extract of propolis) for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract (admissibility accepted when named water‐soluble extract of propolis) for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide

Published on: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the evaluation of applications received by the European Commission concerning basic substances. In this context, EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract are presented. The context of the evaluation ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

9-11-2018

Natural Life Pet Products Expands Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products Expands Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

We regret to inform you that Natural Life® Chicken & Potato dry dog food has been confirmed to contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-11-2018

Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 100mg/25mg to the consumer level. This product is being recalled due to the trace amount of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Losartan, USP manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sandoz Inc. Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide product is manufactured by Lek Pharmaceuticals dd, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3-11-2018

Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Nutrisca Issues Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling one formula of Nutrisca dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3-11-2018

Natural Life Pet Products Issues Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products Issues Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling our Chicken & Potato dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos when used as a feed flavouring for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of a super critical carbon dioxide extract of Humulus lupulus L. flos (hop strobiles) when used as a sensory feed additive for all animal species. The additive is specified to containing 40% beta acids and less than 0.2% alpha acids. Known substances of conce...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

31-10-2018

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I‐4785 and Lactobacillus buchneri CNCM I‐4323/NCIMB 40788 as a silage additive for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I‐4785 and Lactobacillus buchneri CNCM I‐4323/NCIMB 40788 as a silage additive for all animal species

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of a strain of Lactobacillus hilgardii and of Lactobacillus buchneri when used as a technological additive intended to improve ensiling at a proposed application rate of 3.0 x 108 colony forming units (CFU)/kg fresh material. The two bacterial species are considered by EFS...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

Sciegen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan Tablets, USP  75 Mg, 150 Mg, and 300 Mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Sciegen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 Mg, 150 Mg, and 300 Mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

ScieGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling listed lots, within expiry, of Irbesartan Tablets, USP 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg dosage forms to the consumer level. These products are being recalled due to the presence of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Irbesartan, USP manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma Limited. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

29-10-2018

Aurobindo Pharma Limited Issues Voluntary Recall of Irbesartan Drug Substance due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (NNitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Aurobindo Pharma Limited Issues Voluntary Recall of Irbesartan Drug Substance due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (NNitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Aurobindo Pharma Limited is voluntarily recalling 22 Batches of the drug substance Irbesartan due to the presence of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). The impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA was requested to deliver a scientific opinion on the implications for human health of the flavouring substance 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide [FL‐no: 16.133], in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411), according to Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The substance has not been reported to occur in natural source materials of botanical or animal origin. It is intende...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

17-10-2018

New Nan Fong Hong Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Source Day Natural Treasures Dried Liquorice Slice

New Nan Fong Hong Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Source Day Natural Treasures Dried Liquorice Slice

New Nan Fong Hong Trading Inc. is recalling its 16 oz (454g) packages of Source Day Natural Treasures Dried Liquorice Slice because they contain undeclared sulfites. Consumers who are allergic to sulfite allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

16-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum

Pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Cronartium harknessii, Cronartium kurilense and Cronartium sahoanum, which are well‐defined and distinguishable tree fungal pathogens of the family Cronartiaceae. In 2018, these species were moved from the genus Endocronartium to the genus Cronartium. These pathogens are not known to be present in the EU and are regulated in Council Directive 2...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

16-10-2018

Pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii

Pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Melampsora farlowii, a well‐defined and distinguishable fungus of the family Melampsoraceae. M. farlowii is the causal agent of a leaf and twig rust of hemlocks (Tsuga spp.) in eastern North America. The pathogen is regulated in Council Directive 2000/29/EC (Annex IAI) as a harmful organism whose introduction into the EU is banned. M. farlowii ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

10-10-2018

Bazzini LLC Recalls Certain Pistachio Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Bazzini LLC Recalls Certain Pistachio Products Because of Possible Health Risk

BazziniI LLC of Allentown, PA out of an abundance of caution, is recalling 4,000 pounds of Roasted and Salted Colossal Natural, Super Colossal Natural and Rams Head Natural in Shell Pistachios received from one of its suppliers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. NO OTHER BAZZINI PISTACHIOS OR BAZZINI PRODUCTS ARE IMPACTED OR PART OF THIS RECALL. The recall is being initiated voluntarily and no illnesses have been reported to date.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-10-2018

Silver Star Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Human and Animal Drug Products Due to Microbial Contamination

Silver Star Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Human and Animal Drug Products Due to Microbial Contamination

Silver Star Brands, Inc., is initiating a voluntary recall of six products for humans (including four Native Remedies® and two Healthful Naturals™) and two PetAlive® products for pets for a total of eight products with lot numbers, see table below, to the consumer level. The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

1-10-2018

Public Notification: Shengan Natural Model contains hidden drug ingredient

Public Notification: Shengan Natural Model contains hidden drug ingredient

The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Shengan Natural Model, a product promoted for weight loss. This product was identified during an examination of international mail shipments.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

26-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

Published on: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance flonicamid in radishes. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Ne...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

18-9-2018

Xtava recalls Allure and Allure Pro 2200W ionic ceramic hair dryers

Xtava recalls Allure and Allure Pro 2200W ionic ceramic hair dryers

The hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire, burn and electrical shock hazards.

Health Canada

14-9-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance azadirachtin (Margosa extract)

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance azadirachtin (Margosa extract)

Published on: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The conclusions of the EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State, Germany, for the pesticide active substance azadirachtin are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the additional representative use of azadir...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

12-9-2018

Natural Disaster Preparedness and Response (Drugs)

Natural Disaster Preparedness and Response (Drugs)

The FDA reminds consumers to have an emergency plan and to take precautions for storing water and ensuring the safety of their food and medical supplies for themselves and their pets during and after severe storms (tornados, hurricanes, blizzards) and other events that can result in power outages, flooding, or road and business closures.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11-9-2018

Emerson Electric Canada Limited recalls RIDGID NXT 6 Gallon and 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners

Emerson Electric Canada Limited recalls RIDGID NXT 6 Gallon and 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners

The on/off switch can be dislodged or pulled out from the vacuum motor cover. Doing so while the vacuum is plugged in could expose the user to energised wiring connectors and pose a potential shock hazard.

Health Canada

11-9-2018

Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Update of the Xylella spp. host plant database

Published on: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA periodically updates the database on the host plants of Xylella spp. While previous editions of the database (2015 and 2016) dealt with the species Xylella fastidiosa only, this database version addresses the whole genus Xylella, including therefore both species X. fastidiosa and Xylella taiwanensis. The database now includes information on host plants of Xylella spp. retrieved from scientific literature...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-9-2018

Risk assessment of substances used in food supplements: the example of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre

Risk assessment of substances used in food supplements: the example of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Botanicals and preparations derived from these are among the substances frequently added to foods and food supplements, yet the safety of many botanicals has not been systematically assessed. In the context of the EU‐FORA fellowship programme, the fellow performed an assessment on the safety of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre, in accordance with EFSA's guidance on the assessment of safety of botanicals. Although preparations of G. sylvestre are marketed as f...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

27-2-2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. men and women. And many #FDA regulated devices are used to treat various heart issues. Here’s how.  link:  https://go.usa.gov/xEprU?utm_source=CDRHTwitterD …   #heartmonthpic.twitter.com/i5IDrYgSLs

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. men and women. And many #FDA regulated devices are used to treat various heart issues. Here’s how. link: https://go.usa.gov/xEprU?utm_source=CDRHTwitterD … #heartmonthpic.twitter.com/i5IDrYgSLs

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. men and women. And many #FDA regulated devices are used to treat various heart issues. Here’s how. link: https://go.usa.gov/xEprU?utm_source=CDRHTwitterD … #heartmonth pic.twitter.com/i5IDrYgSLs

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

28-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Peanut allergen extract, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0342/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Peanut allergen extract, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0342/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Peanut allergen extract, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0342/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

4-1-2019


New product information wording: extracts from PRAC recommendations on signals adopted at the 26-29 November 2018 PRAC

New product information wording: extracts from PRAC recommendations on signals adopted at the 26-29 November 2018 PRAC

New product information wording: extracts from PRAC recommendations on signals adopted at the 26-29 November 2018 PRAC

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

26-11-2018


Withdrawn application: HopGuard Gold, purified semi-solid extract from Humulus lupulus L. containing approximately 48% of beta acids as potassium salts, Date of withdrawal: 12/04/2018, Initial authorisation

Withdrawn application: HopGuard Gold, purified semi-solid extract from Humulus lupulus L. containing approximately 48% of beta acids as potassium salts, Date of withdrawal: 12/04/2018, Initial authorisation

Withdrawn application: HopGuard Gold, purified semi-solid extract from Humulus lupulus L. containing approximately 48% of beta acids as potassium salts, Date of withdrawal: 12/04/2018, Initial authorisation

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency