Company Recalls Coffee after 'Viagra-Like' Substance Found Inside

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July 21, 2017

Another recall has been issued to consumers of a certain coffee brand. Bestherbs Coffee LLC has issued a voluntary recall after an unusual discovery was made.

The Texas-based coffee company has issued the recall after the U.S. FDA found their coffee contains desmethyl carbodenafil. For those unfamiliar with the name, desmethyl carbodenafil is a substance similar to sildenafil, an ingredient in Viagra.

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The coffee has been sold since July 2014 and has been sold nationwide. Most of the sales came through websites and a few retail store locations.

The man responsible for importing the product, Albert Yee, has announced that he did not know how much of the product was recalled after distribution stopped more than a year ago. There is also no word on how much of the product is still in circulation.

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At this time, no injuries have been reported. The FDA says it is important to issue the recall because the undeclared ingredient could negatively affect those taking prescription medicine or who have low blood pressure levels.

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Also, the product is said to also contain milk, though it was undeclared on the ingredient label. For those with severe allergies to milk the reaction to the ingredient could prove deadly.

According to one report, the FDA advised customers not to purchase the coffee last year because of the Viagra-like ingredient. The notification was intended to inform the public of foods with hidden drugs and chemicals that are often represented as a natural way to promote sexual enhancement, weight loss and body building, according to the FDA warning.


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