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Posted November 17, 2014

Probiotic Powder Recalled

On November 14, 2014, Solgar, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of Solgar ABC Dophilus Powder (NET Wt. 1.75 oz (50 g)) because it was found to contain Rhizopus oryzae, a fungus which may cause Mucormycosis infection.

Mucormycosis infection may cause health problems, especially in pre-mature infants, infants, children, people with weakened immune systems, and rarely, in people who are otherwise healthy. People with diabetes, cancer, neutropenia (low white blood cells), skin trauma (cuts, scrapes, punctures, or burns) or who have had an organ transplant may be more susceptible to infection with Mucormycosis.

Recalled ABC Dophilus Powder was sold online and in pharmacies and retail and wholesale stores in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, CO, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, ME, MO, MA, NC, NE, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, PR, UT, TN, TX, VT, KY, WI, WA. It was also distributed in the United Kingdom and Israel. It can be identified by the following:

  • UPC Code: 0 33984 00010 0
  • Lot # 074024-01R1, 074024-01, 074024-02

  • Expiration Date: 7/31/15

Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and may return it to the point of purchase for a full refund. People with risk factors for Mucormycosis infection should consult their healthcare professional.

Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See's Review of Probiotic Supplements for tests of another Solgar probiotic supplement and related products.

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