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Japan Issues Alert: Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Supplements May Cause Health Problems, Recall Ordered

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Avoid using red rice yeast in nutritional supplements

Last night, the Ministry of Health in Japan issued a warning to the public not to use supplements produced by Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Company in Japan. The warning came after reports of five people who took cholesterol-lowering supplements made by the company and died or were hospitalized. The ministry ordered a wholesale recall of the company’s supplements last week due to potential links between them and the health issues reported by consumers.

The headquarters in Osaka received thousands of complaints from consumers who experienced various health problems after using the recalled supplements. Symptoms included changes in urine color, swollen limbs, fatigue, and exhaustion, with some consumers even developing kidney problems. In addition to the recalled supplements, other products containing red rice yeast – such as miso paste, crackers, and salad dressings – were also recalled.

Red rice yeast extract is not approved for use in dietary supplements in Israel. Importers of nutritional supplements must obtain approval from the National Food Service of the Ministry of Health before they can sell their products in Israel. There have been no reports of adverse effects from consumers who purchased supplements from overseas websites in Israel.

It is crucial to be cautious when choosing and consuming dietary supplements and follow regulations and guidelines to ensure product safety and compliance.

By Samantha Nguyen

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