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Posted August 20, 2020

Goldenseal Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination, One Death Reported

On August 17, 2020, Maison Terre issued a recall of all lots of organic Goldenseal Root Powder because recent testing found it has the potential to be contaminated with various microorganisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Cronobacter sakazakii, Cronobacter dublinensis, and others.

Use of this contaminated product can cause infections in healthy adults that require antimicrobial or surgical treatment and can result in death for people with weak immune systems and babies. Maison Terre received a report of one infant death association with the use of this product.

Recalled Maison Terre Goldenseal Root Powder (see image) was distributed nationwide through Amazon.com. This product was sold between January 25, 2015 and August 4, 2020 and is a yellow powder that comes in a 1oz, clear plastic bag.

Consumers who have any of this affected product should not consume or apply it and should contact Maison Terre for a return shipping label or throw it away.

See ConsumerLab's Review on Berberine and Goldenseal Supplements for tests of related products.

See these related warnings:

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