Mountain Rose Herbs Salmonella Lawyer Update: Herbal Supplements Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns.
The company Mountain Rose Herbs (MRH) issued a recall on all of their Organic Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement from lots number 24247-X and 24247 on March 18, 2020. The recall was issued due to potential salmonella contamination, which was discovered by the company during routine testing. According to the information received by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MRH discovered that a portion of the ingredients used to make the supplement products tested positive for the presence of salmonella. The FDA has announced that they have not received any reports of illnesses linked to the recalled products but the company has ceased production of the herbal supplement while they investigate the incident.
MRH distributed the contaminated products to consumers who placed orders online through their website mountainroseherbs.com. In addition, some may have purchased the products through their company’s retail shop in Eugene, Oregon, or placed mail orders by phone or fax between the dates of 6/17/2019 to 3/2/2020. The company distributed the supplement products directly to customers in the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY. The products were also distributed outside of the US to British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec of Canada. MRH notified the FDA before issuing the official recall.
The Organic Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement products were distributed in clear plastic and poly-woven bags, with net weights ranging from 4 oz. to 50 lbs. The Lot number of contaminated products can be found on the lower left of the label. Both the FDA and MRH are urging consumers who purchased the products to either return them to the place of purchase or appropriately dispose of them, they are also advising consumers who resale the Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement to their customers to refrain from doing so.
Consumers who purchased and used the recalled supplement products should stay vigilant for symptoms of salmonella such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Young children, the elderly, and people with weak immune symptoms are at a higher risk of contracting salmonellosis. According to a National Salmonella Lawyer, Ron Simon, for every single reported case of salmonellosis, there are 38 additional unreported cases, each year, an estimated 15,000 hospitalizations and 500 deaths result from acute salmonellosis. If a person exhibits symptoms of salmonella they should contact a medical health care provider as soon as possible. Salmonella infections are usually diagnosed by a positive culture from a stool sample of the infected person.
For more information on the Mountain Rose Herbs recall, to speak to a Salmonella Lawyer, or to inquire about a Salmonella Lawsuit, call 1-800-335-4901.