Recall: Asda St John’s Wort tablets

The following notice has been issued by the retailer:asda st johns wort.JPG

Asda St John’s Wort tablets – 30 Pack

Expiry date: 05/2016
Batch code: 14279
Price: £5.90
Barcode: 5051413836125

What’s happened?
Testing has shown the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) above the threshold recommended by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) within the ASDA St John’s Wort tablets – 30 Pack, with a date code and bar code as above. As a precautionary measure we are recalling the affected product and recommend customers do not consume the product. No other batches are affected and ASDA’s current St John’s Wort product is not affected

What you should do?
If you have purchased the ASDA St John’s Wort tablets – 30 Pack with this bar code and expiry date, you can bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund. You do not need your receipt.

If you have any immediate medical concerns please speak to your doctor or a healthcare professional, such as a pharmacist, referencing MHRA Drug Alert MDR 013-01/16.

You can also return any opened or unopened packs from the batch numbers stated above by requesting a pre-paid, stamped addressed envelope from The Herbal Research Company Ltd.

You can contact The Herbal Research Company Ltd about this product recall by:

– Email: or
– Telephone: 01934 838820

Further information regarding this recall is available via the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency website: (opens in a new window).

We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused. If you would like any further information please contact: Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101

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