uses JavaScript to provide the best possible experience for our content, but your browser has it disabled. Learn how to enable it here.


Posted October 24, 2014

Shark Cartilage Supplement Recalled

On October 17, 2014, AMS Health Sciences, LLC issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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. Salmonella infection can produce 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.

Recalled Saba Shark Cartilage Complex was sold between February and August 2014 on the company's website, It is packaged in a black screw-top bottle with "saba" in red letters and "shark cartilage complex" in white letters which contains sixty 500 mg capsules. It can be identified by the following:

  • Lot Number: 416349
  • Expiration Date: 08/16

Consumers who have purchased this supplement should discontinue use immediately and may request a refund from the company. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See Related Warnings:

More Carob Powder Products Recalled

More Carob Powder Recalled

Carob Powder Recalled

McCormick Ground Oregano Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

"Superfood" Greens Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Protein Drink Mix Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Chia Seed Recall Expanded

More Chia Powders Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Chia Powders and Smoothies Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Note: Recall notice no longer available on the FDA's website.