Contract [supplement] manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names

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Contract [supplement] manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names

Postby BrianR » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:39 am

https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2020/01/21/Contract-manufacturer-recalls-products-under-more-than-1-200-brand-names?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

FDA recall notice: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/abh-natures-products-inc-abh-pharma-inc-and-stocknutracom-inc-issues-nationwide-recall-all-lots

The FDA's list of manufacturers who used/resold the recalled supplements: https://www.fda.gov/media/134454/download (I'll attach a PDF of the FDA spreadsheet)
FDA company List for Abh press release.xlsx.pdf


Companies are also listed on this reddit discussion page, perhaps that will be easier to search: https://www.reddit.com/r/Supplements/comments/erltad/large_fda_recall/

I skimmed the company list and didn't see any brands that I've knowingly used.
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Re: Contract [supplement] manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names

Postby SusanJ » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:10 pm

Thanks for sharing.

I seem to recall some discussions about Elysium Health's Basis supplement. Folks will definitely want to look at this list for supplements they take.

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Re: Contract [supplement] manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names

Postby slacker » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:30 am

This incredibly long list of companys with products recalled is another wake up call to consumers. Buyer beware. Consumer Labs doesn't test every product on the market, but is a good place to start to determine which products contain what they should without contaminants.
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Re: Contract [supplement] manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names

Postby sandyt » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:43 am

Does anyone know how to find out which specific products from these companies that have been recalled? I called one of the companies on the list and they claim to know nothing about it and insist that they have no current recalls.

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Re: Contract [supplement] manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names

Postby NF52 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:59 pm

sandyt wrote:Does anyone know how to find out which specific products from these companies that have been recalled? I called one of the companies on the list and they claim to know nothing about it and insist that they have no current recalls.
Hi sandyt,

The FDA list provided by Brian does not show which products, presumably because they sold an enormous variety of products labeled differently for each company, from 2013-2019. But the recall, which is technically done by the companies the FDA is citing, does list this:
The COMPANIES are notifying its distributors and customers via email and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Wholesalers and distributors (direct customers of the COMPANIES) that have any dietary supplement products manufactured or packaged at the Edgewood, NY facility being recalled should contact a representative of the COMPANIES for instructions with regard to returning any remaining stock.

Distributors or Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact a representative of the COMPANIES by phone at (866) 922-4669 or e-mail recall@abhnutra.com, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm, EST.

Note that COMPANIES below refers to the FDA closed-down manufacturing companies, not the distributors. So you would be call the manufacturer and saying "I have Product XYX from Distributor "ABC" listed in the companies to whom you sold supplements. Is this one of the recalled supplements?" It does also look like the distributors (who you bought from) are supposed to notify customers--although unless they have a record of your purchase and a way to contact you, that could be hard.

Slacker has good advice: when in doubt, especially if you bought from a company that's not listed on Consumer Labs, or carried in many stores, you may want to switch. Note that no examples of illness or injury have been reported with these companies' products: They are being closed down because they don't follow accepted manufacturing quality control and may make claims that are not valid or allowed for supplements.
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Re: Contract [supplement] manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names

Postby sandyt » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:21 am

NF52 wrote:
sandyt wrote:Does anyone know how to find out which specific products from these companies that have been recalled? I called one of the companies on the list and they claim to know nothing about it and insist that they have no current recalls.
Hi sandyt,

The FDA list provided by Brian does not show which products, presumably because they sold an enormous variety of products labeled differently for each company, from 2013-2019. But the recall, which is technically done by the companies the FDA is citing, does list this:
The COMPANIES are notifying its distributors and customers via email and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Wholesalers and distributors (direct customers of the COMPANIES) that have any dietary supplement products manufactured or packaged at the Edgewood, NY facility being recalled should contact a representative of the COMPANIES for instructions with regard to returning any remaining stock.

Distributors or Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact a representative of the COMPANIES by phone at (866) 922-4669 or e-mail recall@abhnutra.com, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm, EST.

Note that COMPANIES below refers to the FDA closed-down manufacturing companies, not the distributors. So you would be call the manufacturer and saying "I have Product XYX from Distributor "ABC" listed in the companies to whom you sold supplements. Is this one of the recalled supplements?" It does also look like the distributors (who you bought from) are supposed to notify customers--although unless they have a record of your purchase and a way to contact you, that could be hard.

Slacker has good advice: when in doubt, especially if you bought from a company that's not listed on Consumer Labs, or carried in many stores, you may want to switch. Note that no examples of illness or injury have been reported with these companies' products: They are being closed down because they don't follow accepted manufacturing quality control and may make claims that are not valid or allowed for supplements.


Thanks. I will be contacting them immediately.

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Re: Contract [supplement] manufacturer recalls products under more than 1,200 brand names

Postby DebbieG » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:53 am



I got an email from Amazon informing me of a potential safety issue with an item I purchased. In part, it says:
"More details, including how to determine if your purchase is impacted and what you should do next can be found in the following notification:
https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-mark ... l-all-lots

If you made this purchase for someone else, please notify the recipient immediately and provide them with the information.

If you believe your purchase is impacted and would like a refund, please contact Amazon Customer Service at https://www.amazon.com/contact-us/".

Clicking on the first link, I was able to download an Excel spreadsheet containing the full list of distributors of this manufacturer's products.

I'm going to call Amazon customer service and see what's entailed in getting my money back.


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