New England Greens of Canaan, CT, is recalling certain lots of dietary supplements because the organic parsley leaf powder used to manufacture them has been recalled for potential Salmonella contamination. The implicated lots of Green Vibrance and Rainbow Vibrance were distributed nationwide through both brick-and-mortar and online health food and natural product retailers. The products are packaged in white, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) canister jars ranging in size from 20 ounces to 51 ounce. One lot of Green Vibrance capsules, 240 per bottle, is also included in the recall, as well as one lot of Green Vibrance single-serving packets, 15 packets per cardboard display box. Recalled products and lot numbers are as follows:
|Rainbow Vibrance, pdr, 177 gm, 30 day||RV19||131193|
|Green Vibrance Capsules, 240 count||GVC||1401078|
|Green Vibrance Single Serving Display||GVSD||1040176 1040176|
|Green Vibrance pdr, 363 gm, 30-day||GV30||1041083 1401092 1401094|
|Green Vibrance pdr, 181.5 gm, 15-day||GV15||1041084 1041086 1041087 1041088 1041089|
A total of 53,740 units of the above products were sold into the marketplace. To date, Vibrant Health has received no complaints, and there have been no incidents of Salmonellosis related to any lot number of Green Vibrance or Rainbow Vibrance. Organic parsley leaf comprises just 2.07 percent of one serving of Green Vibrance and 3.26 percent of one serving of Rainbow Vibrance. Furthermore, to date, 21 analyses have been run on the parsley material and the finished products containing that material, and no contamination has been found. Consumers who have purchased any of the lot numbers of Green Vibrance or Rainbow Vibrance listed above are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Salmonella is a bacterial organism which may cause from mild to severe food poisoning. In severe cases, sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems may result. 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.