Nationwide Recall of Vitamins for Possible Salmonella or Staph Contamination

By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times
June 8, 2016 Updated: June 8, 2016

Pharmavite is recalling Nature Made vitamins over a possible Salmonella or Staph contamination, it announced on June 7.

The company, along with the FDA, is alerting customers and distributors nationwide to immediately remove the supplements from store shelves. The recalled products were distributed nationwide to various major retailers.

Pharmavite ordered the recall after it was discovered that Salmonella and/or Staphylococcus aureus testing were not completed properly on certain items.

“Pharmavite cares deeply about the health and safety of consumers and we apologize for any inconvenience,” the company said.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, fragile or elderly people, and individuals with weak immune systems. Healthy people who contract Salmonella usually experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Extreme cases may include arterial infections and arthritis.

Staph may lead to food poisoning. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and fatigue. Severe cases could cause headaches, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse rate.

Pharmavite is offering a refund for the purchased recalled items.

Affected Products

  • Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi
  • Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3
  • Nature Made Adult Gummies for Her plus Omega-3s
  • Nature Made SuperB Complex w/C & Floic Acid Tablets

More information on the items can be found here. The lot number can be found on the back panel next to the expiration date.

Consumers seeking more information on the recall may call: 1-800-276-2878.