Monday, September 26, 2005

Just in Time for the Holidays

Maalox is now certified as kosher by the OU.

Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. and the Orthodox Union have jointly announced the first kosher certification of a mainstream adult over-the-counter (OTC) medication, Maalox®, the popular heartburn remedy. Today’s announcement is the second time Novartis has received a kosher certification on one of its OTC products.

With last year’s announcement of the kosher-certification of Triaminic®, a children’s cough, cold and allergy product, Novartis became the first major OTC company to receive OU certification.

Maalox® will begin carrying the kosher certification symbol in early October. However, formulations of Maalox® that are currently on the shelves already are kosher compliant. This includes all chewable and most of the liquid formulations. The only product that is not kosher-certified is Maalox® Total Stomach Relief.

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