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Posted July 18, 2022

CVS, Target, Walgreens, and Other Oral Magnesium Citrate Laxatives Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

On July 14, 2022, Magnesium Citrate Laxative Oral Solution Lemon Flavor products manufactured by Vi-Jon, LLC and sold under various store brand names were recalled after testing identified the presence of the bacteria Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens. In June, Vi-Jon recalled CVS brand Magnesium Citrate Laxative Oral Solution Lemon Flavor, but is expanding its recall to include the brands listed below.

Immunocompromised individuals who consume the recalled products may be at increased risk of invasive infections caused by Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens, as well as other serious, life threatening adverse health consequences.

[Update: (8/8/22): This recall has been expanded to include all flavors and lots of Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution products. See the updated FDA recall notice for the complete list of recalled products.]

The recalled laxatives were sold by CVS, Target, Walgreens and other retailers and can be identified by the following:

  • BEST CHOICE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 070038200499; NDC #: 63941-533-38
  • CARE ONE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 341520313226; NDC #: 72476-001-38
  • CARIBA 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE; UPC #: 646702057012; NDC #: 67860-166-38
  • CRUZ BLANC 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 308697403082
  • CVS 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 050428335178; NDC #: 63868-929-38
  • CVS 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT ; UPC #: 050428305942; NDC #: 69842-983-38
  • DISCOUNT DRUG MART 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE ; UPC #: 093351028205; NDC #: 53943-166-38
  • EQUALINE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 041163500679; NDC #: 41163-709-38
  • EQUATE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT SRP; UPC #: 681131287152; NDC #: 49035-506-38
  • EXCHANGE SELECT 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 614299404205; NDC #: 55301-166-38
  • FAMILY WELLNESS 10OZ LEMON CITRATE ; UPC #: 032251580826; NDC #: 55319-666-38
  • GOOD SENSE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 846036007374; NDC #: 50804-166-38
  • HARRIS TEETER 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE; UPC #: 072036726124; NDC #: 72036-002-38
  • HEB 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE; UPC #: 041220510863; NDC #: 37808-769-38
  • HEALTH MART 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 052569142158; NDC #: 62011-0380-1
  • KROGER 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE; UPC #: 041260001826; NDC #: 30142-899-38
  • LEADER 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 096295135541; NDC #: 70000-0424-1
  • MAJOR 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE; UPC #: 309046787440; NDC #: 0904-6787-44
  • MEIJER 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 713733459457; NDC #: 41250-708-38
  • PREMIER VALUE 10OZ LOW SOD LEM CIT; UPC #: 840986035302; NDC #: 68016-696-38
  • PUBLIX 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 041415506732; NDC #: 56062-266-38
  • QUALITY CHOICE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 635515901254; NDC #: 63868-929-38
  • REXALL 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE; UPC #: 072785134188; NDC #: 55910-183-38
  • RITE AID 10OZ LEMON CITRATE; UPC #: 011822433006; NDC #: 11822-4330-2
  • SIGNATURE CARE 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 321130779155; NDC #: 21130-709-38
  • SOUND BODY 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 072785114791; NDC #: 50594-166-38
  • SUNMARK 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 010939908445; NDC #: 70677-0051-1
  • SWAN 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE; UPC #: 072785134058; NDC #: 0869-0166-38
  • TOPCARE 10OZ LEMON MAG CITRATE; UPC #: 036800455290; NDC #: 36800-709-38
  • UP&UP 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 072785128835; NDC #: 11673-708-38
  • WALGREENS 10OZ LEMON MAG CIT; UPC #: 311917201603; NDC #: 0363-8166-38

See ConsumerLab’s Magnesium Supplements Review for more information and tests of related products. Also see Which supplements and foods can help treat constipation?

For more information, use the link below.

Vi-Jon, LLC Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution Lemon Flavor Due to Microbial Contamination

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