Nature Made is recalling their Gummies Adult Multivitamins after they found that Salmonella and Staphylococcus testing was not properly completed on the batches those batches recalled.
It is hard to know the risk of these products without knowing the test results the company had found on a historical basis. One would guess minimal.
FDA Recall Notice
FDA Recall Notice
Nature Made® Recalls Various Products Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
June 8, 2016
Media Maureen Ranney (818)221-6693
Pharmavite LLC is recalling specific lots of Nature Made® products detailed in the chart below due to possible Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination.
We are initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution to protect public health. Pharmavite is working closely with the FDA to implement this recall and we are notifying all retail customers and distributors to remove the product from store shelves immediately. No other products are impacted by this recall. The recalled products were distributed nationwide to various major retailers.
Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The presence of Staph aureus toxin in food may lead to food poisoning. The onset of symptoms in staphylococcal food poisoning is usually rapid and in many cases acute, depending on individual susceptibility to the toxin, the amount of contaminated food eaten, the amount of toxin in the food ingested, and the general health of the victim. 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.
The following products are included in the recall:
DescriptionCountLot #UPC Code
Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi 90 1196066 0-31604-02841-1
150 1196071 0-31604-04172-4
150 1205052 0-31604-04172-4
Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3 150 1173600 0-31604-04173-1
Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s 100 1196048 0-31604-04236-3
150 1196050 0-31604-04275-2
Nature Made® Super B Complex w/C & Folic Acid Tablets 140 1173779 0-31604-02727-8
460 1170987 0-31604-02728-5
460 1204735 0-31604-02728-5
360 1173146 0-31604-02729-2
360 1204001 0-31604-02729-2
The lot number can be found on the back panel next to the expiration date. Products that fall within the lots indicated should not be consumed. Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to their retailer for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST at 1-800-276-2878.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Salmonella and/or Staphylococcus aureus testing were not completed properly on these specific batch lots. Pharmavite has identified the cause of the error, is taking the matter very seriously and has implemented corrective actions to rectify the issue.
Pharmavite cares deeply about the health and safety of consumers and we apologize for any inconvenience.