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Hesh Aritha Powder – The Natural Shampoo for Your Hair

Starting date:
January 14, 2010
Posting date:
January 14, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Cosmetics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Microbial Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002194

Affected products

Hesh Aritha Powder – The Natural Shampoo for your Hair

Product description

This recall involves Hesh Aritha Powder, sold in 100g yellow and orange boxes. The recalled product can be identified by UPC 8901701104108. All lots are affected by this recall.

Hazard identified

The recalled powder shampoo contains high numbers of microbial growth, including Klebsiella pneumonia, Escherichia hermannii, Pantoea species, Enterobacter cloacae, and mold. The species, Enterobacter cloacae, is a coliform. Coliforms are abundant in the feces of warm-blooded animals, and are an indicator of a product manufactured under poor sanitary conditions when found in personal care products. Their presence suggests that other pathogens (disease causing organisms) of fecal origin may also be present.

Since this product is a powder, the pathogens can be introduced into the body by inhalation or can enter open wounds.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 1,300 units of the products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and the Greater Toronto Area.

Time period sold

The products were sold from 2003 to 2010 at various retailers in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba. The products were sold from 2007 to 2010 at various retailers in the Greater Toronto Area.

Place of origin

Manufactured in India.

Companies

Manufacturer
Hesh Pharma Mfrs & Exporters of Herbal Products
Mumbai
INDIA
Importer
Farah Impex
Toronto
CANADA
Importer
Gagan Foods International
Vancouver
CANADA
Importer
Right Choice Products Inc.
Surrey
CANADA
Importer
Quality Natural Foods
Toronto
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it in their regular household garbage.

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