OTTAWA — Health Canada is warning people with milk allergies not to use an unauthorized natural health product labelled as a “non-dairy” item.
The federal agency says Dophilus Chewable tablets, manufactured by SISU of Burnaby, B.C., contain trace amounts of milk protein from dairy ingredients used in the production process.
It says individuals with milk allergies can experience a variety of symptoms when exposed to even small amounts of milk proteins.
These symptoms include breathing difficulties which in some cases can become fatal.
The agency says consumers with milk allergies should stop using this product immediately and should return it to the point of purchase.
Health Canada says SISU has initiated a voluntary recall of the tablets.
The agency is taking steps to confirm that this product has been removed from the Canadian market.