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August 8, 2001

Biotics Research Recalls Two Digestive Aids

Rosenberg, 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 with Salmonella.

The affected products were distributed nationwide from February 19th through April 25th, 2001.

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 safety.

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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers August 8, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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