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Published On: Sun, Sep 9th, 2012

FlorAlign Prebiotic Formula recalled because of possible salmonella

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Chatsworth, CA company, Eco Heath Inc. announced last week the recall of one of its powdered supplements due to the potential of Salmonella contamination.

The recall consists of three sizes of florAlign PREBIOTIC FORMULA (POWDER) which was distributed within the United States (throughout the nation) via direct to consumer marketing (mail order, internet and direct delivery).

According to an FDA Firm Press Release, The PREBIOTIC FORMULA was distributed in three sizes (90 gram, 180 gram, and 270 grams).  UPC code #’s FA02-90GM, FA02-180GM, and FA02-270GM respectively. It is a berry flavored powder in a white plastic screw off container and contains a scooper.  It is distributed by Eco-Health, Inc. and contains the following address on the label.  25876 The Old Road #158, Newhall, CA 91321.  The dates of distribution are between June 2011 – Aug 2012 in the quantities mentioned above.

The FDA also notes this possible problem was first brought to the attention of ECO-HEALTH, INC via the FDA because the contract manufacturer notified the FDA of a similar problem with the Ingredion label.  The product was manufactured by Northridge Labs which is owned by Irwin Naturals.  The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

No illnesses have been reported 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.

Customers can call Eco Health’s customer service department with any questions and are urged to return the product for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at             1-661-208-3446       between 7am and 7pm PST Monday thru Friday.

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