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April 30, 2001

Solgar Vitamin And Herb Company Recalls Solgar's Digestive Aid 100's Dietary Supplements

Leonia, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Solgar Vitamin and Herb Company is recalling 754 bottles of Solgar's Digestive Aid 100's dietary supplements, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Bottles of Solgar's Digestive Aid 100's were distributed from March 30, 2001, to April 20, 2001, to retail stores nationwide and in some foreign countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Israel.

Samonella 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.

The product comes in brown bottles with yellow labels that have an orange stripe on the bottom. The bottles being recalled are marked with lot numbers 31993 or 30957 that are printed above the expiration date on the bottle neck. The label reads in part, "Solgar Digestive Aid - Dietary Supplement - 100 Tablets - Sugar and Starch free."

No illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by American Laboratories Inc., of Omaha, Nebraska, which detected Salmonella in the raw material, pepsin, that was used in Solgar's dietary supplement. FDA's investigation of the situation continues.

Consumers who purchased this product are urged to not consume it and should instead destroy it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201/944-2311.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers April 30, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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