Vitamins recalled because of possible contamination

Saturday, April 28th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A dietary supplement distributed nationally in March and April is being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

The recall involves 754 bottles of Solgar's Digestive Aid 100s, made by the Solgar Vitamin and Herb Company of Leonia, N.J., the FDA said.

No illnesses have been associated with the product, but the agency said it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the frail and the elderly.

Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

The bottles being recalled were distributed between March 30 and April 20 to stores across the country and also in the United Kingdom, France and Israel.

The product comes in brown bottles with yellow labels that have an orange stripe at the bottom. The recalled bottles are labeled with lot numbers 31993 or 30957 printed above the expiration date on the bottle neck.

Consumers can return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. Those with questions can contact the company at 201-944-2311.