Since many seniors take vitamins and because Nature Made is a common brand I wanted to alert readers that there is possible serious contamination in a couple of adult-targeted audiences.
N illness has yet been linked to the possible salmonella and/or Staphylococcus aureus infection and the manufacturer says they were recalled because “testing [was] not completed properly”
You can find the FDA anouncement here http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm505706.htm/
According to the FDA, the following were on the recall list:
Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi
Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3
Nature Made® Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s
Nature Made® Super B Complex w/C & Folic Acid Tablets
“The lot number can be found on the back panel next to the expiration date. Products that fall within the lots indicated should not be consumed. Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to their retailer for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST at 1-800-276-2878.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Salmonella and/or Staphylococcus aureus testing were not completed properly on these specific batch lots. Pharmavite has identified the cause of the error, is taking the matter very seriously and has implemented corrective actions to rectify the issue.“Personally I try to buy all my vitamins and supplements from a manufacturer, Bronson’s which Linus Pauling recommended to me many decades ago.
Some suppliers such as Frontier on Amazon also offer bulk supplements as the pure chemicals.
Amazon also carries food additives in bulk and concentrated form such as Sucralose without all the filler found in supermarket bags of Splenda.