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Chinese herbal recall

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

New York City-based Kingsway Trading Inc. is voluntarily recalling two of its Chinese herbal supplements because they contain aristolochic acid; the ingredient was found in Kingsway Trading's Expellin Extract and Cardioflex. Aristolochic acid has been linked to an increased risk of kidney cancer and in some cases kidney failure (1"The Tan Sheet" April 16, 2001, p. 9). An FDA district office in New York collected samples during a routine inspection and subsequent testing revealed the presence of the ingredient. The company issued a recall letter to customers Nov. 12...

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