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Nature Made vitamins recalled due to possible contamination


Several types of Nature Made vitamins are being recalled because of possible salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination, according to a Tuesday announcement from Pharmavite LLC.

The following products are being recalled:
Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi, lot numbers 1196066, 1196071, 1205052
Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3, lot numbers 1173600
Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s, lot numbers 1196048, 1196050
Nature Made Super B Complex w/C & Folic Acid tablets, lot numbers 1173779, 1170987, 1204735, 1173146, 1204001
Pharmavite issued a recall for many kinds of Nature Made vitamins.
Pharmavite issued a recall for many types of Nature Made vitamins.
Consumers are able to find the lot numbers on the back panel next to the expiration date.
“The recall was initiated after it was discovered that salmonella and/or Staphylococcus aureus testing are not completed properly on these specific batch lots,” a Pharmavite press release said.
The signs of salmonella illness, including diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, can start 12 to 72 hours after one is exposed to the bacteria. Illness can last four to seven days and most people recover by themselves. Salmonella causes an estimated 1 million cases of illness each year in the USA.
The existence of Staph aureus toxin in food can lead to food poisoning, based on Pharmavite, as well as the most common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration.
Additional Nature Made items are being recalled because “there clearly was an ongoing process breakdown that does not let us rule out the presence of other microorganisms, such as yeast,” relating to an email from the company. The recalled products are:
Recent food recalls

Nature Made Adult Gummies Hair, Skin, Nails, lot numbers 1198437 and 1198438
Nature Made Vitamin D 1000 IU tablets, lot numbers 1147550, 1174782, 1176755, 1140172, 1175637, 1176756, 1147978, 1147557
Consumers are advised to end utilizing the affected Nature Made products and return them to stores for full refunds. Pharmavite is asking retailers and distributors to get rid of the impacted products from store shelves immediately.

Resource: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/08/health/nature-made-vitamin-recall/