Health & Fitness

Herbal supplement that went to 43 states and Canada recalled on salmonella concerns

An ingredient that might be contaminated with salmonella made Mountain Rose Herbs recall its Certified Organic Kudzu Root herbal supplement from 43 states and four Canadian provinces.

This covers 4-ounce to 50-pound bags in lot Nos. 24247 and 24247-X.

“The potential for contamination was noted after testing by the company revealed the presence of salmonella in a portion of ingredients in inventory,” the company-written, FDA-posted recall notice said. “Production of the product has been suspended while we continue our investigation.”

The notice says customers bought the product through Mountain Rose Herbs website, at its brick-and-mortar place in Eugene, Oregon, or ordered by mail, phone or fax from June 17, 2019 through March 2.

It was also sold directly to customers in Florida, California, Texas, North Carolina, Missouri, Washington, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Canadian customers who received the root were in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.

According to the CDC, about two million Americans will get salmonella each year. About 23,000 will have diarrhea bloody enough to require hospitalization and about 450 will die. Most people will have a few days of fever, nausea, diarrhea and stomach aches.

Anyone with questions can email Mountain Rose Herbs at claims@mountainroseherbs.com or call Mountain Rose Herbs at 800-879-3337, ext. 109, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Eastern time.

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