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Coffee Recalled for Containing a Similar Ingredient Active in Viagra

Coffee Recalled for Containing a Similar Ingredient Active in Viagra

The instant coffee was recalled for containing undeclared ingredients

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Bestherbs Coffee LLC has recalled one of its coffee products for containing an ingredient similar to the one active in the male enhancement supplement, Viagra.

According to an analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company’s “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee” contains desmethyl carbodenafil, which is similar to the sildenafil in Viagra.

Although sildenafil is an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction, desmethyl carbodenafil is undeclared on the coffee’s list of ingredients and may become dangerous, potentially causing a drop in blood pressure, if mixed with nitrates found in other prescription drugs commonly used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease.

The coffee comes in 13-gram red packs that come in 25-count boxes with the UPC 557205060083 and was distributed from July 2014 through June 2016.

The packaging for New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee also fails to declare that the product contains milk, which should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy or milk sensitivity.

No illnesses related to the product recall have been reported, but the company is still reaching out to customers by phone to urge them to not use and discard the product.

Although the recall was voluntary, it should come as no surprise that the coffee has Viagra-like effects, as it is commonly used as a male enhancement supplement, according to the FDA.

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A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Given the fact that "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee" has been marketed as a "male enhancement" product, it might be fair to assume that consumers who plucked the instant coffee off store shelves had a clear idea of its intended effects.

But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, they probably weren't aware of some of its key, undisclosed ingredients — most notably desmethyl carbodenafil, which the FDA says is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra, a prescription medication for erectile dysfunction.

That discovery has prompted Bestherbs Coffee LLC, the North Texas company behind the product, to voluntarily recall the product nationwide. The FDA says the undeclared chemical could pose problems when paired with nitrates, which are often found in drugs prescribed to "men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease."

The coffee's packaging also failed to declare the presence of milk, which could make for a very unwelcome surprise for those with dairy allergies.

To date, though, the FDA says the coffee distributed nationwide by Bestherbs from 2014 to 2016 has not caused any reported illnesses.

Albert Yee, the man behind Bestherbs, told The Washington Post it was the coffee mix's popularity in Malaysia that inspired him to import it.

"There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," he told the paper Thursday.

Yet it's not the only coffee to have run afoul of the FDA for using a chemical cousin to Viagra's sildenafil. As NPR's Scott Hensley noted in 2010, the subtly named Magic Power Coffee — another beverage billed as an aphrodisiac of sorts — drew regulators' attention for its undeclared use of hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.