Health Canada Warns Against Nutrition Multivitamin Formula
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Liquimax Complete Nutrition Multivitamin Formula, promoted as liquid dietary supplement due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Reason for Warning
The U.S. FDA alerted consumers to a voluntary recall of 32-ounce plastic bottles of Liquimax Complete Nutrition Multivitamin Formula, labelled with UPC codes 7497052290, 7497023607 or 7497023696, because the product may contain undeclared fish (not shellfish), tree nuts (almonds, pecans, and/or walnuts), and wheat. People with sensitivities to fish, tree nuts and/or wheat were warned of the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they were to consume this product.
Allergic reactions to food allergens can vary widely, from a mild reaction to a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction that requires immediate medical intervention.
Mild to moderate side-effects of a food allergy may include skin reactions (hives, redness or swelling), itching/tingling of the mouth and throat, gastrointestinal problems, tightening of the chest, shortness of breath or wheezing, and a runny or stuffy nose. Symptoms of a life-threatening or anaphylactic reaction include difficulties breathing caused by constriction or swelling of the airway, a sudden drop in blood pressure, rapid pulse, dizziness, lightheadedness or a loss of consciousness.