The product Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 Health liquid dietary supplement has been withdrawn from sale due potential contamination with the bacterium Salmonella.
Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 Health liquid dietary supplement is a product manufactured by Botanical Laboratories Inc., Ferndale, WA. The company announced the recall via a press release. The product has been distributed across the USA through retail stores, and online retailers.
The tag-line for the product is “Natural Gentle-Acting Formula is developed to give you freedom from digestive distress”. The dietary product contains the following active ingredients: soluble fiber, prebiotics and aloe vera.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have notified consumers and healthcare professionals that the health supplement is being recalled. The reason for the recall is because a supplier of one of the ingredients has reported that the ingredient may be contaminated with the bacterium Salmonella.
The effects of Salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The risks of salmonellosis are much higher for young children and the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), salmonellosis causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths annually in the United States.
Drug Store News notes that the product lots of Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 of concern are the 16 oz. size with "LOT 34441C (followed by a four digit time code) A EXP 03/2014" jet coded on the bottom of the bottle. 33.8 oz. size has "LOT 34552C (followed by a four digit time code) A EXP 03/2014" jet coded on the bottom of the bottle.
Consumers who have concerns are advised to report matters to the FDA via their MedWatch service.