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Vega’s Response to Health Canada Advisory About Chloramphenicol Contamination in NHP’s – Lot Codes
Vega takes the quality and safety of our products very seriously and would never consider selling a product if there was a possibility of a health risk. Through all of the research and expert opinions, we at Vega feel 100% confident that our products remain safe and pose no risk to human health.
“The CFIA has now completed testing of over 100 samples of the liquid honey and has found uniformly small amounts of contamination with chloramphenicol residues (0.3 to 34.0 parts per billion). Based on new information from other countries and new testing data from the CFIA, there is now added assurance that the residues of the honey in question are uniformly low and pose a low risk.
Health Canada has since refined its advice that people can continue to consume products that may contain honey as the risk is extremely low.
Because the risk from products manufactured with honey, such as bakery products, is extremely low, consumers may continue to eat these products.”
We tested our products in various third party laboratories and found our Vega One and Vega Sport Protein contain between 0.42ppb and 1.3ppb (parts per billion) of (chloramphenicol) CAP. The upper most range in the above Health Canada release of 34 ppb is 26 times the highest CAP level found in Vega products. Health Canada has raised the concern about aplastic anemia as a result of CAP ingestion but the science demonstrates that this has only occurred in extremely rare cases at therapeutic doses (125 million times more than what is found in Vega). This has never been documented from residue levels of CAP found in foods.
Vega has been actively working with Health Canada and has provided additional information to assist with their health risk assessment. We understand that there have been several Natural Health Product recalled in Canada recently as a result of trace CAP contamination but all of those products have been digestive aid products which contain enzymes as their sole or primary ingredient. The enzymes in Vega One represent less than 1% of our formulation.
However, if you have any concerns and wish to return your product, please contact us for a full refund: 1-866-839-8863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a listing of product names and lot codes that may potentially contain trace amounts of chloramphenicol see MyVega.com
Cloverdale Pharmasave: All affected lots have been removed from our shelves and anyone wishing to return affected lots can get full refunds from our store or directly from Vega.