ISSUE: Sedona Labs today announced that its supplier of Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) has recalled this ingredient due to a possible Salmonella contamination. As a result,Sedona Labs is now voluntarily recalling certain lots of iFlora Kids Multi-Probiotic and iFlora 4-Kids Powder distributed between 3/16/2011 and 5/3/2012. See the firm press release for the lots with their corresponding UPC codes that are included in the recall.
BACKGROUND: Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers possessing these products should immediately discontinue their use. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the iFlora Kids Multi-Probiotic or iFlora 4-Kids Powder.