• ABC Dophilus Powder Recalled
  • March 11, 2015 | Author: Stephen J. Burg
  • Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
  • Solgar, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its infant and child-focused product, ABC Dophilus Powder, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration press release. The product is a blend of bacteria formulated specifically for young children and is used to promote intestinal health.

    The recall follows testing performed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found Rhizopus oryzae, a fungus, in 1.75 ounce containers of the product. Rhizopus oryzae can cause Mucormycosis, a rare infection. People with strong immune systems are unlikely to develop an infection. However, people with weakened immune systems, such as infants, children, people with diabetes, cancer, a low white blood cell count or skin traumas have an increased risk.

    The recalled product has the UPC code 0 33984 00010 0 and was distributed to a majority of states in the U.S., including Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. It is also available on the Internet.

    Solgar and the FDA continue to investigate the source of the contamination. Until the issue is resolved, distribution of the product has been stopped.