Salmonella Contamination in Baby Food Causes Recall
EMSL Analytical offers testing services for Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens
A voluntary recall was issued by Wellements LLC of Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate liquid dietary supplement after the detection of Salmonella in one of its ingredients. The contamination was discovered on July 13, 2012 when samples of five lots of raw material Purimune tested positive for Salmonella.
Although no illnesses have been reported to date, Salmonella can be very serious and sometimes fatal to infants and young children, elderly, and individuals with a weak immune system. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella commonly experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The infection typically lasts 4 to 7 days, and most individuals are able to recover without treatment.
The contaminated products of Wellements Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate were distributed to retail stores and online retailers nationwide from January 2012 to July 2012. They are sold in a glass bottle and packaged in an individual product carton.
“EMSL Analytical offers testing services for Salmonella and other foodborne illnesses in our food microbiology laboratory,” states EMSL’s National Food Microbiology Supervisor, Joy Dell’Aringa, M.S., R.M. (N.R.M.), C.F.S.P. “In testing for foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, we provide the food industry with scientifically and legally defensible data in our analysis reports.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please see our website for a complete listing of accreditations.
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