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Archive - Health Canada Warns Consumers Not to Use The Master's Miracle Fortified Mineral Neutralizer or Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer

Starting date:
May 12, 2005
Posting date:
May 12, 2005
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information, Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-11000623

Health Canada is warning consumers across Canada not to use the natural health products Master's Miracle Fortified Mineral Neutralizer or Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer. Health Canada has analyzed a sample of each product and found that the The Master's Miracle Fortified Mineral Neutralizer sample contained bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter cloacae, and the sample of Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer contained Escherichia coli.

Using either of these products may result in serious adverse reactions or death. Adverse health reactions can include nausea, severe diarrhea, body rash and fever. Children may be more sensitive to these effects than adults.

The Master's Miracle Fortified Mineral Neutralizer is manufactured by Master's Miracle, in Minnesota, USA and is packaged in 8 oz, 20 oz and
1 gallon plastic bottles. Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer is exported by Tedco Incorporated, in Louisiana, USA and is packaged in 8 oz, 22 oz and
1 gallon plastic bottles. Neither product is authorized for sale in Canada. These products are mainly sold directly to consumers through the Internet by individual distributors but could also be found at some retail stores in Canada.

The Master's Miracle Fortified Mineral Neutralizer is a natural health product sold as an oral, opthalmic (eye drop) and topical preparation to help balance the body's pH level. It is also advertised for numerous uses, such as bathing, as a clothing stain remover, household cleaner, and for eliminating odours.

Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer is a natural health product sold for uses such as: heartburn, sunburn, pet and plant health, and vegetable cleaning. It comes in normal strength, double strength, and triple strength. Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer is also available in concentrated liquid form or powder for agricultural use. It can be taken orally or applied directly to the skin.

If Canadians have taken or have been exposed to either Master's Miracle Fortified Mineral Neutralizer or Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer and have experienced any symptoms, or are concerned about their health, they are advised to consult their physicians immediately.

Health Canada is verifying the importations of these products to ensure that all are removed from the Canadian market. Canada Customs and Revenue Agency has also been notified to prevent further products from being imported into Canada.

To report a suspected adverse reaction, health professionals and consumers may contact the Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Program (CADRMP) of Health Canada by phone toll free 1-866-234-2345, by fax 1-866-678-6789 or via email at cadrmp@hc-sc.gc.ca. Consumers can also visit Health Canada's website at MedEffect Canada.

Neither product is authorized for sale in Canada. Products which have been approved for sale in Canada must meet the health and safety requirements of the Food and Drugs Act and its associated Regulations. The marketing authorization may be in the form of a Drug Identification Number (DIN) or a natural health product licence, as denoted by a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Drug Number (DIN-HM).

At the time of issuance of this Warning, Health Canada does not have accurate information concerning the disposal of this product. Consumers with this product are advised not to dispose of the contaminated product in their garbage or to return these products in the mail. Consumers are advised to store the products in a safe place and to check the Health Canada web site in the coming days for advice on how to dispose of the products safely. The public is encouraged to contact Health Canada's Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate if they have any questions about this advisory at this toll free number: 1-800-267-9675.

Note: Health Canada issued another advisory on this topic on August 8, 2005. To access this advisory, visit:
Health Canada continues to warn consumers not to use Miracle II Miracle Neutralizer or any other health products from Tedco, Inc.


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