Vitamin Company Recalls Several Products

NORTHRIDGE (CNS) — Northride-based Pharmavite LLC has announced the recall of a number of its Nature Made vitamin products due to possible contamination by Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus.

The recalled products and the lot numbers are:

— Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi vitamins, 1196071, 1196066 and 1205052;

— Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3, 1173600;

— Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s, 1196048 and

1196050; and

— Nature Made Super B Complex w/C  Folic Acid Tablets, 1204735,

1173146, 1173779, 1204001 and 1170987.

The lot number can be found on the back panel next to the expiration date, according to the company.

“Products that fall within the lots indicated should not be consumed,” according to a Pharmavite statement. “Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to their retailer for a full refund.”

Further information about the recalled products may be obtained by calling the company between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (800) 276-2878.

“We are initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution to protect public health,” the statement continued. “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 company said the recalled products were distributed to major retailers nationwide.

Salmonella and Staph aureus can cause serious illness if consumed, and symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella-related infections could be fatal for young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

“The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Salmonella and/or Staphylococcus aureus testing were not completed properly on these specific batch lots,” according to the company statement. “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.”