Pharmaceutical

Vitamin pills recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

salmonellabacteria 435x388 Vitamin pills recalled due to possible Salmonella contaminationStandard Process is recalling three dietary supplements because the tablets may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products include:

Cataplex ACP (Product number 0700 and 0750) Lot 114
• Cataplex C (Product number 1650 1655) Lot 114
• Pancreatrophin PMG (Product number 6650) Lot 114

The tablets were distributed in 60 cc and 200 cc amber glass bottles with Best Used By (BUB) dates of 5/13 indicated on both the bottles and the boxes. No other products or lot numbers are affected.

Cataplex ACP is a vitamin pill that contains complex vitamins such as A and C. It also includes the bioflavonoid called P. Cataplex C contains vitamin C and calcium. Both products support and promote normal immune response and vascular integrity. Pancreatrophin PMG is designed to support healthy pancreatic function.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause an infection known as salmonellosis. People infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs hospitalization.

Salmonella can also result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

Standard Process has not received any reports of illness related to these products. The company also has a complete microbiological laboratory on their premises, which has tested samples of these products Salmonella. In all instances, Salmonella has been tested for and confirmed absent.

The products were sold to consumers through health care professionals. Standard Process has notified distributors and health care professionals who purchased these specific products about the recall. Consumers who have these tablets in their possession are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers or health care professionals with questions can contact Standard Process Inc. at 866-397-3237.

Source: FDA