Morning glory: Coffee company recalls product because it contains Viagra-like ingredient

22 July, 2017, 00:29 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • This coffee is being recalled because it contains a Viagra-like ingredient

Best-herbs Coffee is recalling all lots of its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee over safety concerns. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease".

Similar coffees, Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee and Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee, also previously faced recalls after FDA investigation.

Yee, 67, told The Washington Post when contacted on Thursday that he expects a few hundred to a thousand bags sold between July 2014 and June 2016 to be returned to him and then handed over to the FDA for destruction.

The coffee comes in packs and includes milk, but an allergy warning is not seen anywhere on the labels.

The instant coffee is used as a male enhancement product, according to the website.

According to the FDA's statement, the undeclared compound might interact with nitrates in some prescription drugs, which could lower blood pressure to unsafe levels.

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There have been no reports of illness to date, the company said.

The coffee also contains undeclared milk which could be unsafe for people who are allergic to milk or have milk sensitivity. Customers returning the product will be reimbursed by check for the returned goods and postage. The UPC code on the box 557205060083, and each box contains 25 packets. It was also sold on the internet.

According to the company owner, Albert Yee, he saw the coffee everywhere in Malaysia, and got the idea to bring it over to the USA.

Read: Is Coffee Good For You? The manufacturer is attempting to notify its customers of the voluntary recall.

This is not the first time that coffee products containing Tongkat Ali have been recalled. However, in May a recall notice of a similar product by Caverflo.com reported one death.

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