Health products manufactured by Konsar Future Nutrition Inc. may pose serious health risks
- Starting date:
- May 29, 2019
- Type of communication:
- Information Update
- Natural health products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Important Safety Information
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2019-05-29
Health Canada is warning Canadians that all products manufactured by Konsar Future Nutrition Inc. may pose serious health risks. Health Canada inspected the manufacturing site (located in Dollard‑des‑Ormeaux, Quebec) and found serious unsanitary conditions and quality control issues. As a result, Health Canada has suspended the company’s site licence and all 101 of its product licences, which means the company is no longer permitted to manufacture or sell its products in Canada.
The product licences were for a range of natural health products, mainly vitamins and supplements for health and fitness, bodybuilding and weight management. The products may be labelled as “manufactured by Konsar Future Nutrition Inc.” and sold under various brand names (see list below).
Problems found at the site include widespread unsanitary conditions, such as rust on the equipment and cracks in the walls and floors. In addition, the Department found a lack of adequate quality control measures to ensure product quality and safety, including a lack of measures related to product testing, product stability (shelf life), and record-keeping.
At Health Canada’s request, the manufacturer has stopped selling its products and has been asked to recall all of them. Given the company’s poor record-keeping, it is possible that it will not be able to contact all customers to notify them of the recall of its products, and stock may still be available at some retail stores and online. As a result, Health Canada is advising retail and online sellers that the sale of these products is illegal. Health Canada encourages Canadians to use the Department’s online complaint form to report any information regarding the continued sale of the affected products.
Who is affected
- Consumers who have bought or used the affected products.
Products may be sold under the following brand names (this list may not be complete):
- Athltx Science
- Elle Factor Weight Management
- Future Nutrition
- Humabolic Science
- MVP Biotech
- MVP Laboratories
- MVP Lifestyle
- MVP Nutrition
- PHP Edge
- Xtreme Lifestyle
A complete list of the 101 product licences that Health Canada suspended can be found by searching the Licensed Natural Health Products Database (under “Search Field,” choose “Licence Holder,” and under “Search Criterion” enter “Konsar Future Nutrition”).
What consumers should do
- Stop using products manufactured by Konsar Future Nutrition Inc. To check if your product is manufactured by this company, read the label, or enter the eight-digit Natural Product Number (NPN) on the label in the Licensed Natural Health Product Database.
- Consult your health care professional if you have used any of these products and have health concerns.
- Report any health product-related adverse reactions or complaints to Health Canada.
What companies selling these products should do
- Stop selling products manufactured by this company. It is illegal to sell natural health products whose licences have been suspended.
What Health Canada is doing
Health Canada has suspended the company’s site licence and all its product licences. At Health Canada’s request, the company has agreed to stop manufacturing and selling all its health products. Health Canada has also asked the company to recall all its products.
Should additional safety concerns be identified related to this issue, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary.
It is illegal to sell natural health products and conduct activities such as manufacturing, packaging and labelling of natural health products in Canada without the appropriate product authorization and site licensing from Health Canada. A product licence indicates that a natural health product has been assessed by Health Canada for safety, efficacy and quality. A site licence indicates that a company has processes and procedures in place that meet Health Canada’s requirements to track and recall natural health products. The licence also indicates that the company is manufacturing, packaging and labelling natural health products in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (a standard that helps to ensure the quality of health products sold to Canadians).