A Scottsdale, AZ., establishment is now recalling the liquid dietary supplement Baby Move Prune Concentrate because it may be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. Consumers who have purchased Baby Move Prune Concentrate included in this recall should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Signs and symptoms of salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) in babies include vomiting, diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), excessive fussiness, and fever.
Free Baby Move Prune Concentrate Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after consuming Baby Move Prune Concentrate included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Wellements LLC and we can help.
What’s the problem?
July 20, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today informing the public that Wellements LLC is currently recalling the following products because they have the potential to be tainted with salmonella:
- Wellements Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate 4oz – UPC #729609019878
These products are sold in glass bottles and packaged in individual cartons. At this time, all product lots up to and including lot number 12179 are affected by this recall. Wellements Baby Move Prune Concentrate was distributed nationwide from January to July 2012 through retail establishments and Internet vendors.
Earlier this month, Wellements LLC was informed that five lots of Purimune (Galacto Oligosaccharide) from raw ingredient supplier Ingredion (formerly Corn Products International Inc.) had tested positive for salmonella contamination. To date, no lots of Wellements Baby Move final product have tested positive for the bacteria.
Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Salmonella bacteria are a group of microscopic living creatures that are among the most frequently reported cause of foodborne illnesses nationwide. The salmonella family includes nearly 2,500 stereotypes of bacteria, the most common of which are Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium. These strains account for about half of all human infection.
According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), salmonellosis causes an estimated 1.4 million cases of foodborne illness and more than 400 deaths each year in the United States alone. Although in certain individuals salmonellosis may be asymptomatic, most people experience some or all of the following signs and symptoms within eight to 72 hours after contaminated food is consumed:
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- abdominal cramps
Most salmonella outbreaks can be avoided through cleanliness – hand washing with soap and hot water can do wonders to prevent infection. By using filtered drinking water, washing produce thoroughly, and not consuming undercooked foods such as eggs or meat, you can also greatly reduce your chances of being exposed to salmonella bacteria.
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Do I Have a Baby Move Prune Concentrate Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Baby Move Prune Concentrate recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Baby Move Prune Concentrate Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one developed salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) after consuming Baby Move Prune Concentrate included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella food poisoning suit and we can help.