August 8, 2001Biotics Research Recalls Two
TX (SafetyAlerts) - Biotics Research
Corporation is recalling certain lot numbers of its Hydrozyme 90 and 250 tablet size
bottles and HCL-Plus 90 tablet bottles because they have the potential to be contaminated
The affected products were distributed nationwide from February 19th through April 25th,
Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.
Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially for infants, the frail or
elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy. The
most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever
within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms include chills, headache, nausea, and
vomiting that can last up to seven days.
No illnesses or adverse reactions
have been reported.
This recall is the result of a routine sampling program and request for a recall by
American Laboratories, of Omaha, Nebraska, the supplier who detected Salmonella in the raw
material pepsin, that was used in the product. While in house and independent laboratory
testing have not detected Salmonella in samples of the Biotics research products, the
company decided to voluntarily recall the product to provide the highest measure of
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them, and to contact
the company at 281-344-0909 for a replacement or a full refund, and return instructions.
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