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Nutrition Supplement Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

A Ferndale, Washington-based nutritional supplements company is voluntarily recalling 313 bottles of liquid supplements because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The company – Botanical Laboratories, Inc. – is recalling two of its Wellesse brand liquid supplements because the supplier of one of the ingredients in these products has indicated that the ingredient may contain Salmonella.

The products subject to recall include:

– 38 bottles of 33.8 oz. “Digestive 3 in 1 Health,” with “LOT 34552C (four-digit time code)A EXP 03/2014” jet coded on the bottom of the bottle

– 275 bottles of 16 oz. “Digestive Health 3 in 1,” with “LOT 34441C (four-digit time code) A EXP 03/2014” jet coded on the bottom of the bottle

Both products are packaged in white HDPE plastic bottles with a full body shrink sleeve label. The label is orange with green print and trim. The brand “Wellesse” is in a white band at the top of the bottle in blue print. The label “Digestive 3 in 1 Health” is printed on the front in white font with green trim.

Both products were distributed nationwide via retail stores and online vendors. The bottles were sold after May 1, 2012.

Botanical Laboratories initiated the recall June 4 after receiving notice on May 29 from Corn Product Int. that samples of its raw material Purimune (Galacto Oligosaccharide), one of the ingredients used in the liquid supplements listed above, had tested positive for Salmonella.

No illnesses have been associated with the product to date.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are asked to return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions about the recall can contact the company at 1-800-232-4005.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. In more severe cases diarrhea may become bloody. If you think you may have contracted a Salmonella infection, contact your healthcare provider.

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