Fenno Natura Oy to withdraw Womeno food supplement product due to suspected liver toxicity of black cohosh

Womeno black cohosh rhizome extract, introduced in the market in September 2005, best before date of products is 08-2008 and batch code 5649.

According to the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA) and the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) working under EMEA, black cohosh may be detrimental to liver. Due to the suspected toxicity the product cannot be considered to be in compliance with the food safety regulations stipulated in the so-called General Food Law Regulation (178/2002/EC).

The product is manufactured for Fenno Natura Oy and further information can be obtained from Managing Director Christer Fallström, telephone +358 (0) 50 3872 102. Fenno Natura Oy has initiated the withdrawal of the product from the market and will inform consumers about the matter.

At the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, the matter is dealt with by
Senior Officer Sari Sippola tel. +358 (0) 20 7724 291, +358 (0) 50 464 9354, e-mail sari.kankaanpaaat-merkki.gifevira.fi, and
Senior Officer Taina Rautio tel. +358 (0) 20 7724 289, e-mail taina.rautioat-merkki.gifevira.fi