Bestherbs Coffee has announced that it is recalling all production runs of its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional [sic] Natural Herbs Coffee product because it contains a compound chemically similar to the pharmaceutical drug sildenafil. Sildenafil is, of course, the active ingredient in erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra.
That alone would be enough to get the product into hot water with the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, but the company’s press release about the recall also admits that the coffee product contains a milk ingredient that is not listed on the label.
The company was upfront about hyping New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee as a “male enhancement” product and says that it has not logged any complaints from anyone who used the powdered coffee and suffered an injury or illness.
It was not disclosed what, if anything, prompted the FDA, which found the potentially dangerous ingredients, to test the coffee in the first place.
The concern with this product is twofold. People who are severely allergic to dairy products but consume the coffee could suffer a life-threatening allergic response to the hidden milk ingredient. And men who use the product while taking certain prescription medications are putting themselves at risk for potentially deadly side effects, like a sudden and potentially life-threatening drop in blood pressure.
If you think you might have any New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee on hand, you’ll want to look for packets like the one in the photo Bestherbs Coffee provided. The packets and the 25-count box they came in will bear this UPC:
If you do find this on hand you are, obviously, encouraged to stop using it. The company says that New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee was sold nationwide through the internet and individuals. All known customers, says Bestherbs Coffee, are being notified by phone.
You can either just throw your supply away or return the product to this address:
- Bestherbs Coffee LLC
- 4250 Claremont Dr
- Grand Priarie, TX 75052
If you do return your supply the company says you will be sent a check for the returned goods and your postage. And if you would like more information you can call Bestherbs Natural Coffee at 817-903-2288 during regular business hours.