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article imageDietary supplements recalled due to Salmonella contamination

By Tim Sandle     Jun 30, 2012 in Health
The US FDA have notified consumers and healthcare professionals of a recall of three dietary supplements due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Three types of dietary supplements have been recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to a serious bacterial contamination. The products were manufactured by the rather ordinary titled company Standard Process. The FDA announced the recall on their MedWatch site
The recalled products are:
Cataplex ACP (Product number 0700 and 0750) Lot 114
Cataplex C (Product number 1650 1655) Lot 114
Pancreatrophin PMG (Product number 6650) Lot 114
All of the tablets were distributed in 60 cc and 200 cc amber glass bottles with Best Used By dates (BUB) of 5/13 indicated on both the bottles and the boxes.
Standard Process describes the tablets as "multiple vitamins and minerals for complete, complex nutritional supplementation" and "designed to bridge nutritional gaps in the diet".
According to the Kansas City Infoline,the contamination was detected during a routine FDA record inspection. The inspection revealed that one of the ingredients used in the tablets was potentially contained the bacteria. Salmonella is a bacterium which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The Food Poisoning Bulletin note that Standard Process have opened a US helpline: 866-397-3237, for concerned consumers.
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