Pharmavite LLC, a drug supplements company based in California, has announced a Nature Made recall upon learning that certain lots of the popular vitamin brand have not been properly tested for Salmonella and/or Staphylococcus aureus.
While both Salmonella and the Staph aureus toxin are dangerous, there are significant differences between the two.
Salmonella is an organism that mostly can cause serious and, in some cases, fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as young children or elderly people. A Salmonella infection can usually be identified by symptoms including fever, nausea, diarrhea (which could be bloody), vomiting and abdominal pain. If the Salmonella organism spreads into the bloodstream, more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and severe arthritis can occur.
The Staph aureus toxin, on the other hand, may cause food poisoning, which typically results in acute and rapid symptoms such as nausea, retching, abdominal cramping and prostration. However, these symptoms can change depending on several factors, including the amount of toxin ingested and the health of the one who ingested it. Severe symptoms of ingesting Staph aureus toxin including headache, muscle cramping, as well as changes in blood pressure and pulse rate.
The following dietary supplements are included in this Nature Made recall:
|Description||Count||Lot #||UPC Code|
|Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi||90||1196066||0-31604-02841-1|
|Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3||150||1173600||0-31604-04173-1|
|Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s||100||1196048||0-31604-04236-3|
|Nature Made® Super B Complex w/C & Folic Acid Tablets||140||1173779||0-31604-02727-8|
To find the product’s lot number, check the back panel of the container next to the product’s expiration date. Any product that falls within the abovementioned lots should not be consumed and may be returned to the retailer for a full refund.
For more information on the Nature Made recall, contact Pharmavite during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST at 800-276-2878.