Medicine Alert for individuals with cow’s milk allergy - 26 June 2020
Product: Nature's Way Kids Smart Vita Gummies Omega 3 DHA Fish Oil contains undeclared cow’s milk
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has informed Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia that they have published a safety advisory alert for the above children’s gummy product that contains undeclared cow’s milk.
Currently, the food allergen labelling requirements for medicines are in a transition period, and it is not currently mandatory for medicines to declare milk products on the medicine label.
However, the TGA has determined that a safety advisory alert for this product is warranted given the prevalence of cow’s milk allergy in children and the fact this product is for children.
As detailed in the web statement, the sponsor, Nature’s Way, has taken immediate steps to update their product label.