photo courtesy of Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is issuing a warning to public health officials regarding the herbal product Bo Ying Compound.

Officials with the Oneida County Health Department say the powdered product is marketed for treatment of influenza, fever and sneezing in infants and children. They say the product may contain excessive levels of lead.

The product is labeled in Chinese and English and is sold at retail outlets and online.

Oneida County Health Director Phyllis Ellis says to date, no cases of lead poisoning linked to the product have been reported in the county.

Ellis says anyone who has given Bo Ying Compound to a child should contact their health care provider for evaluation and the possible need for blood-lead testing.