Recall: St John’s Wort Tablets by The Herbal Research Company Ltd

The following notice has been issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency:hri wort.JPG

St John’s Wort Tablets

The Herbal Research Company Ltd is recalling six batches of St John’s Wort tablets as testing has shown the presence of a toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) above the threshold recommended by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC).

Product description

Product Name Batch Number Expiry Date Pack Size First distributed
Asda St John’s Wort 14279 05/2016 30 tablets 25/10/2013
HRI Good Mood 14255 05/2016 30 tablets 26/09/2013
HRI Good Mood 14662 05/2016 30 tablets 09/04/2014
HRI Good Mood 14498 08/2016 30 tablets 16/01/2014
HRI Good Mood 14660 08/2016 30 tablets 11/05/2014
Superdrug St John’s Wort 14523 08/2016 30 tablets 08/01/2014

Retailers and Wholesalers are asked to return any remaining stock to their original supplier.

Advice for healthcare professionals and patients

If you still have any of the St John’s Wort Tablets left, you should return them to the Herbal Research Company Ltd.

Further details on the MHRA website here

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