Dietary Supplement Recalled by Botanical Labs For Salmonella Risk

Posted on June 8, 2012

A dietary supplement has been recalled because one of the ingredients in the product could contain salmonella.

The recall was announced by the Ferndale, Washington-based Botanical Laboratories, and concerns a product called Digestive 3 in 1 Health.  The recalled item is a liquid dietary supplement available in 16 and 33.8 ounce bottles.  Of the former, 275 bottles are affected by the recall, while only 38 bottles of the latter could pose the same danger.  The 16 ounce version of the product has a lot number of 34441C and an expiration date of March 2014, while the 33.8 ounce version has the same expiration date but a lot number of 34552C.  Each bottle will be orange and green and have the word “Wellesse” at the top, as that’s the brand name of the item.

Corn Product, one of the suppliers of raw ingredients for the product, contacted Botanical Laboratories to let them know that an ingredient known as Purimune had tested positive for salmonella.  Although Botanical Laboratories has yet to unearth salmonella in their products, they are issuing the recall as a precaution.  Salmonella can be particularly dangerous or even deadly to young or old people and those with weakened immune systems, but even healthy people could get sick.

The item was distributed across the country at various retail outlets.  The supplement can be returned for a complete refund.

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