Free Standard Process Supplement Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella poisoning (salmonellosis) after consuming Cataplex or Pancreatrophin supplements included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Standard Process Inc. and we can help.
What’s the problem?
June 29, 2012 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release today announcing that Standard Process Inc. of Palmyra, WI., is currently recalling the following dietary supplements because they may be contaminated with salmonella:
- Cataplex ACP (Product numbers 0700 and 0750) Lot 114
- Cataplex C (Product number 1650 1655) Lot 114
- Pancreatrophin PMG (Product number 6650) Lot 114
These products all come in tablet form and were distributed in 60 and 200-cc amber glass bottles with a use-by date of 5/13, which can be found on both the bottles and the boxes.
Consumers who have purchased any of these three products from the specific lot codes are urged to discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone concerned about a salmonella poisoning illness should contact their healthcare provider right away. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Salmonella Poisoning (Salmonellosis)
Salmonella is a common foodborne pathogen that can cause potentially life-threatening illnesses in children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. Signs and symptoms of salmonellosis may include (but are not limited to):
- diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody)
- abdominal pain
In severe cases, salmonella infections can result in the pathogen infiltrating the bloodstream and producing arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.
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How Do Dietary Supplements Get Contaminated?
Dietary supplements are often contaminated with trace amounts of bacterial pathogens, prohormones, hormones, stimulants, or other compounds. Contamination may occur when manufacturing equipment isn't cleaned to the required standards.
Which Toxins are Found in Supplements?
In addition to bacterial pathogens like salmonella, the following toxins are commonly found in dietary supplements:
- Titanium Dioxide
- Magnesium Silicate (AKA Talc)
- Artificial Coloring: Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5
- Hydrogenated Oil
- Artificial Flavors
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How Do You Know if Supplements Are Contaminated?
A good way to ensure that a dietary supplement is not contaminated or adulterated is to purchase products with labels indicating they have been tested by either the independent, nonprofit US Pharmacopoeial (USP) Convention Dietary Supplement Verification Program or ConsumerLab.com. A USP-verified product means it contains the listed ingredients at the strength indicated, and is not contaminated with any other substances, such as heavy metals or microbes.
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Do I Have a Standard Process Supplement Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Standard Process supplement recalls lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new salmonella poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Standard Process Supplement Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed salmonella poisoning (salmonellosis) after taking Cataplex or Pancreatrophin included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a salmonella poisoning suit and we can help.