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Published On: Thu, Jun 7th, 2012

Liquid dietary supplement recalled due to Salmonella fears

Ferndale, WA company, Botanical Laboratories, Inc. is recalling 38 bottles of 33.8 oz “Digestive 3 in 1 Health ” liquid dietary supplement and 275 bottles of 16 oz. “Digestive Health 3 in 1” liquid dietary supplement, after being informed that one of the raw ingredients used was contaminated with Salmonella.

Digestive Health 3 in 1

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Corn Product Int., the supplier of the raw ingredient Purimune (Galacto Oligosaccharide), which is used in making “Digestive 3 in 1 Health” notified Botanical Laboratories last week of the salmonella discovery.

According to an FDA firm press release Monday:

In an abundance of caution, Botanical Laboratories is voluntarily recalling the following: 16 oz. size has “LOT 34441C (followed by a four digit time code)A EXP 03/2014” jet coded on the bottom of the bottle.  The 33.8 oz. size has “LOT 34552C (followed by a four digit time code)A EXP 03/2014” jet coded on the bottom of the bottle.   Both “Digestive 3 in 1 Health” 16 oz. and 33.8 oz. products are packaged in white HDPE plastic bottles with a full body shrink sleeve label.  The label is predominantly orange with green trim and print. The brand Wellesse appears across a white band at the top of the bottle in blue print.  The product name “Digestive 3 in 1 Health” is printed on the front of the label in white with green trimmed print.

Both 33.8 oz. and 16 oz “Digestive 3 in 1 Health” were distributed nationwide through retail stores, and online retailers. The product was distributed after 05/01/2012.

There have been no illnesses related to this product to date.

Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

 

 

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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