June 07, 2012

Botanical Laboratories Inc. Recalls Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 Health®

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received the following news release regarding the recall of 33.8 oz "Digestive 3 in 1 Health" liquid dietary supplement and 16 oz. "Digestive Health 3 in 1" liquid dietary supplement. The recall of the liquid supplements is due to the contamination of Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications.

The 16 oz. size has "LOT 34441C (followed by a four digit time code)A EXP 03/2014" jet coded on the bottom of the bottle. The 33.8 oz. size has "LOT 34552C (followed by a four digit time code) A EXP 03/2014" jet coded on the bottom of the bottle. Both "Digestive 3 in 1 Health" 16 oz. and 33.8 oz. products are packaged in white HDPE plastic bottles with a full body shrink sleeve label. The label is predominantly orange with green trim and print. The brand Wellesse appears across a white band at the top of the bottle in blue print. The product name "Digestive 3 in 1 Health" is printed on the front of the label in white with green trimmed print.

Both 33.8 oz. and 16 oz "Digestive 3 in 1 Health" were distributed nationwide through retail stores, and online retailers. The product was distributed after 05/01/2012.

The full recall can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm307134.htm.