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Silver Star Brands Voluntarily Recalls 2 Animal Drug Products Due to Microbial Contamination


Original Publish Date: October 5, 2018

The following was posted on the FDA’s site on October 3 and confirmed by Pet Age with a member of the Silver Star Brands customer service team:

Note: Parts of this release (those that include more information about the affected human products) have been omitted. For more information on the recalled human products, please go to the FDA’ site.

Silver Star Brands, Inc., is initiating a voluntary recall of six products for humans (including four Native Remedies and two Healthful Naturals) and two PetAlive products for pets for a total of eight products with lot numbers, see table below, to the consumer level. The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination.

Administration or use of drug products with microbial contamination could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals and animals. To date, Silver Star Brands, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

These products can be identified by the main label on the bottle and the lot number that is printed on the label. Each product recalled is an individual 2-ounce oral spray in amber bottle (see table below), manufactured at the King Bio, Inc. facility in Asheville, North Carolina. Product was distributed nationwide via wholesale, retail and online sales.

Product: PetAlive Plump-Up Pet oral spray

Indication: Improves appetite in underweight dogs and cats

NDC: 68703-290- 02

UPC: 818837013908

Lot: K011617E

Expiration Date: 01/20

 

Product: PetAlive Allergy Itch Ease oral spray

Indication: Relieves skin itch

NDC: 68703-135- 59

UPC: 818837011102

Lot: K111617B

Expiration Date: 11/20

Silver Star Brands, Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and is arranging for return and replacement (or refund) of the recalled products.

Consumers/distributors/retailers that have this product which is being recalled should discontinue use/distribution and contact Silver Star Brands, Inc.
at Nativeremedies@silverstarbrands.com to make arrangements to return the product. These
products were distributed nationwide to retailers (doctor offices, pharmacies, health food stores) and consumers (direct sales and website).

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Silver Star Brands, Inc. at 1-888- 736-6389 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST or email Nativeremedies@silverstarbrands.com.

The Center for Veterinary Medicine recommends calling the drug company to report adverse drug experiences or product defects for FDA-approved animal products. The drug company responsible for the approved product is required to submit these reports to FDA. Call1-888-736- 6389.

  • If you prefer to report directly to the FDA, you can submit Form FDA 1932a by following the link to the form found here and following the instructions for emailing the completed form to FDA.
  • If you have a question about ADE reporting or need a paper copy of the form, contact CVM by email at AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov or by phone at 1-888-FDA-VETS (1-888-332-8387).
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