Kids’ dietary products recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Salmonella 435x434 Kids dietary products recalled due to possible salmonella contaminationSedona Labs is recalling certain lots of the dietary supplements iFlora Kids Multi-Probiotic and iFlora 4-Kids Powder because it may be contaminated with salmonella.

iFlora Kids Multi-Probiotic and iFlora 4-Kids Powder contain Galactooligosaccharide (GOS), a probiotic that stimulates the growth and/or healthy activity of bacteria in the colon. The GOS used in the recalled Sedona Labs products was recalled by the supplier due to possible salmonella contamination.

The recall affects iFlora Kids Multi-Probiotic and iFlora 4-Kids Powder products with the lot numbers 1074711, 1479611, 1640811 and 1734411. All affected lots have the UPC code 6 48575 01013 2, and were distributed between March 16, 2011 and May 3, 2012.

iFlora Kids Multi-Probiotic has been sold throughout the U.S. to health food stores and internet retailers. iFlora 4-Kids Powder has been sold through health care professionals.

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 people 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.

Consumers with the products should immediately discontinue use and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to the company at 1-888-816-8804, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM PST. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the affected products.

Source: FDA