Baby Move Prune Concentrate is being recalled for potential Salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Wellements LLC issued the recall for its Baby Move Prune Concentrate Liquid Dietary Supplement last Friday, according to a notice posted on the FDA website.
Wellements LLC recalled its Wellements Baby Move Prune Concentrate 4-ounce (UPC 729609019878), which is sold in a glass bottle and packaged in an individual product carton. At this time, all product lots, up to and including lot number 12179, are being recalled. Wellements Baby Move Prune Concentrate was distributed from January 2012 to July 2012, nationwide, through retail stores and online retailers.
The supplier of one of the ingredients used in the Baby Move Prune Concentrate indicated that the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with the Salmonella pathogen. On July 13, 2012, Wellements LLC was informed by its contract manufacturer, who was informed by raw ingredient supplier Ingredion (formerly Corn Products International Inc.), that retain samples of five lots of a raw material Purimune (Galacto Oligosaccharide) tested positive for Salmonella contamination. To date, no lots of Wellements Baby Move final product have tested positive for Salmonella contamination.
No illnesses have been reported, as of the recall date; however, it can take between six and 72 hours for symptoms of Salmonella poisoning—salmonellosis—to appear. Salmonellosis symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Additional symptoms include chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting that can last up to seven days. The illness usually lasts four to seven days; however, in some, the organism can invade the bloodstream, becoming so severe that hospitalization is required.
Sometimes, infection with the Salmonella pathogen can result in, and produce more severe or chronic illnesses and can leave sufferers with serious life-long health issues. One of the most common bacterial food borne illnesses, salmonellosis can be especially life threatening to those with weakened immune systems, such as infants; the elderly; and persons with compromised immune systems, such as people with HIV infection or who are undergoing chemotherapy. About 400 people die each year from acute Salmonella poisoning.
Consumers who purchased Wellements Baby Move Prune Concentrate are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Wellements can be reached between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST) at 1.800.255.2690 ext. 210.