Botanical Laboratories is recalling more than 300 bottles of liquid dietary supplements because of possible Salmonella contamination.
The recall affects specific lots of “Digestive 3 in 1 Health” nutritional supplements in both 33.8-ounce and 16-ounce bottles. The product is designed to balance the digestive system and promote gentle regularity.
The recall was issued after a supplier informed Botanical Laboratories that one of the ingredients in the compound could be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
In rare cases, infection with the organism can result in it getting into the bloodstream and producing a more severe illness such as arterial infection, endocarditis, and arthritis. No illnesses associated with Digestive 3 in 1 Health have been reported.
The 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.
The products were distributed nationwide through retail stores and online retailers after May 1, 2012. Consumers who have purchased one of the recalled products are strongly encouraged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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