April 30, 2001Solgar Vitamin And Herb Company
Recalls Solgar's Digestive Aid 100's Dietary Supplements
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
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.
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