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Honey recalled due to undeclared ingredient used to treat erectile dysfunction

A fancy honey sold only online by MKS Enterprise has been recalled because it contained an undeclared ingredient. The undeclared ingredient was Tadalafil, an ingredient used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Dose VIP Vital Honey is the product in question.

Tadalafil is considered an “active pharmaceutical ingredient”. It along with Sildenafil are used as the main ingredients in medications prescribed by physicians to treat ED. Sildenafil specifically is the main ingredient in the popular mens ED medication known as Viagra. Not only did the U.S. Food and Drug Administration contact MKS Enterprise about this issue, according to Food Safety News they sent letters to “three other honey companies” about similar concerns.

Undeclared ingredients can be extremely dangerous. While the ingredient itself comes with concerns, the possibility of it interacting with nitrates found in prescribed prescription drugs makes this even more concerning. Individuals with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are often prescribed medications containing nitrates. The interaction between Tadalafil and nitrates could lead to a significant drop in blood pressure. A drop that could actually be life-threatening.

Dose VIP Vital Honey was sold online at from March through July of 2022, and was distributed nationwide. Customers that purchased the recalled honey should contact MKS Enterprise for a refund. Fortunately, so far no illnesses have been reported.

To read the full release over at Food Safety News, click here: