Arthri-D 120ct Dietary Supplement by Arthri-D: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination
ISSUE: Arthri-D is recalling its Dietary Supplement “Arthri-D 120ct” Lot#1701-092 because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.
The Product was distributed nationwide through mail orders. It comes in a 225 cc, white plastic HDPE bottle marked with lot #1701-092 on the label and with a manufacturing date of March 2017 stamped on the side.
BACKGROUND: The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 bottle. Distribution has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who have purchased 120 count of Arthri-D lot#1701-092 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions may contact the company at 978-992-0505.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/index.cfm
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
[01/21/2018 - Press Release - Arthri-D]