June 9, 2016 – According to the Food and Drug Administration, Pharmavite LLC has issued a recall for several Nature Made products due to the possible presence of salmonella or staph aureus toxin.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious or even fatal infections in children and frail or elderly people that have weak immune systems.
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People infected with salmonella often experience fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, which can be bloody.
In rare and more serious cases, the salmonella organism can enter the bloodstream and cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.
The presence of staph aureus may lead to food poisoning and tends to happen rapidly.
Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration. Headache, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur in more serious cases.
The following products, including their lot numbers, are being recalled for possible salmonella or staphylococcus aureus contamination:
Additionally, the following two products are being recalled, not because of salmonella or staph concerns, but for “other reasons,” according to Pharmavite. The nature of the recall is undisclosed. FOX59 has sent a message to Nature Made asking for more specific information as to why the products are being recalled.
The lot number can be found on the back panel next to the expiration date.
If you purchased a product included in the recall, you can return it to the retailer for a full refund.
If you have any question, contact the company during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST at 1-800-276-2878.