November 17, 2014 — ABC Dophilus, a bacterial powder for children and infants, has been recalled after a contaminated product was linked to the death of a premature infant.
ABC Dophilus is a dietary supplement sold by Solgar, Inc., and marketed specifically for infants and children as a “blend of beneficial friendly bacteria.”
However, testing by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) discovered that the product contained Rhizopus oryzae, which can cause a rare but life-threatening infection called Mucormycosis.
One death has been linked to the product. According to the FDA:
“ABC Dophilus was used as part of the in-hospital course of treatment for a very preterm infant (under 32 week gestation) who suffered from multiple complications, including intestinal mucormycosis, and died on October 11, 2014.”
Solgar Inc. is asking customers not to use the product and return it for a full refund. They have suspended production and sales while investigating the source of the problem.
Risk-factors for infection include uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, organ transplant, neutropenia (low white blood cells), and skin trauma (cuts, scrapes, punctures, or burns). Susceptible patients who have used this product are asked to contact their doctor as soon as possible.
The recalled product have an expiration date of July 31, 2015. They belong to lot numbers 074024-01R1, 074024-01 and 074024-02 and are labeled with UPC Code: 0 33984 00010 0 with the following lot numbers: 074024-01R1, 074024-01 and 074024-02.
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