Don't use Ocean Plasma isotonic
and hypertonic living water supplements: Health
May 30, 2006
Health Canada is advising consumers
not to use Ocean Plasma Isotonic Living Water
and Ocean Plasma Hypertonic Living Water because
they are unapproved products that contain unacceptable
amounts of aerobic bacteria.
These products are marketed by Ocean Plasma Incorporated
of Montreal, Québec as drinkable purified
ocean water mineral supplements. The product is
promoted for use for detoxification and relief
of fatigue and stress. They are sold in liquid
form in 100 ml and 1 L bottles. The labels of
the products indicate dosage amounts for children
These products could pose a significant
risk to health as they contain unacceptable amounts
of aerobic bacteria, organisms that live or grow
where oxygen is present. Potential adverse effects
of ingesting products that contain unacceptable
amounts of bacteria include fever, and gastrointestinal
symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal
pain. Infants and children are more sensitive
to these effects and severe vomiting and diarrhea
could lead to potentially life-threatening dehydration.
Ocean Plasma Isotonic Living Water
and Ocean Plasma Hypertonic Living Water are sold
directly to consumers over the Internet and at
retail in Canada. Health Canada has requested
the recall of the product.
No adverse reactions associated
with these products have been reported to Health
Canada. Consumers who have used these products
and who are concerned about their health should
contact a health care professional for advice.
Products that have been authorized
for sale by Health Canada will either bear an
eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN),
a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic
Drug Number (DIN-HM). This authorization indicates
that the product has been assessed by Health Canada
for safety, efficacy and quality.
Consumers requiring more information
about this advisory can contact the Health Canada
public inquiries line at (613) 957-2991, or toll
free at 1-866-225-0709.
To report finding these products
on the Canadian market, please contact the Health
Products and Food Branch Inspectorate at: 1-800-267-9675.
To report a suspected adverse reaction,
please contact the Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction
Monitoring Program (CADRMP) of Health Canada by
one of the following methods:
Marketed Health Products Directorate
Health Protection Building, Tunney's Pasture,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9