Nature Made recalls products due to possible health risk
Pharmavite LLC is voluntarily recalling a number of their Nature Made vitamin products due to possible contamination with micro-organisms, which may include Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, yeast and mold according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency's food safety office.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that certain microbiological testing was not completed properly on specific batch lots. Pharmavite has identified the cause of the error, and is taking appropriate steps to correct the issue.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Chris Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3:
- 150 count, UPC: 0-31604-04173-1, Lot # 1173600
- Nature Made Adult Gummies Hair, Skin, Nails:
- 90 count, UPC 0-31604-04016-1, Lot # 1198437
- 150 count, UPC 0-31604-04132-8, Lot # 11984380
- Nature Made Vitamin D 1000 IU Tablets:
- 100 count, UPC 0-31604-01870-2, Lot # 1147550
- 100 count, UPC 0-31604-01870-2, Lot # 1174782
- 100 count, UPC 0-31604-01870-2, Lot # 1176755
- Nature Made Super B Complex with C & Folic Acid Tablets:
- 140 count, UPC 0-31604-02727-8, Lot # 1173779
Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella's most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella's symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.
The presence of Staph aureus toxin in food may lead to food poisoning. The most common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping and prostration. Some individuals may not always demonstrate all the symptoms associated with the illness. In more severe cases, headache, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur.
Customers who purchased any of these products at the commissary should bring them back for a refund.
Questions about this recall can be directed to 1-800-276-2878 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.