Optima Consumer Health Care recalls Glucosamine Tablets and Omega Choice 3-6-9 capsules due to incorrect allergen labelling

Last updated:
29 January 2018
allergy alert
Optima Consumer Healthcare Limited is recalling Optima Glucosamine tablets which contain fish, molluscs and crustaceans and, Omega Choice 3-6-9 capsules which contain sesame and soya. These allergens are not correctly identified on the label and are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish, molluscs, crustaceans, sesame or soya.

Product details:

Product: Optima Glucosamine Complex
Pack size: 30, 60 and 90 Tablets
Best before: All dates and batch codes

Risk

Fish, molluscs, crustaceans.
These products contain and ingredients derived from fish, molluscs or crustaceans making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish and/or molluscs and/or crustaceans.
 

Product Details

Product: Optima Omega Choice 3-6-9
Pack size: 120 capsules
Best before: All dates and batch codes

Risk

No other Optima Consumer Healthcare Limited products are known to be affected.
These products contain and ingredients derived from sesame or soya making them a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sesame and/or soya.

Our advice to consumers:

If you have bought the above products and have an allergy to fish and/or molluscs and/or crustaceans and/or sesame and/or soya do not eat them. Instead return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company:

Optima Consumer Healthcare Limited is recalling the above products from customers and has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is/products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product(s). Please see the attached notice.

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