June 18, 2024

ABC Dophilus Powder Recalled for a Fungus

Solgar, Inc. of New Jersey is recalling ABC Dophilus® Powder, a dietary supplement, because it contains Rhizopus oryzae, a fungus that causes Mucormycosis, a rare infection. This infection can cause health problems in premature infants, children, and anyone with a weakened immune system. Otherwise healthy people can also become ill if they ingest this fungus. One consumer complaint has been received to date.

ABC Dophilus Powder Fungus Recall

The product is Solgar ABC Dophilus® Powder, NET Wt. 1.75 oz (50 grams). The UPC number is 0 33984 00010 0 and the Lot Numbers are 074024-01R1, 074024-01, and 074024-02, with Expiration Date 7/31/15. It was sold in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, CO, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, ME, MO, MA, NC, NE, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, PR, UT, TN, TX, VT, KY, WI, WA, UK, and Israel through pharmacies, retail stores, wholesale, and through the internet.

If you purchased this product, do not eat it or touch the powder. Discard or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Testing conducted by the CDC revealed the presence of the fungus.

Risk factors for developing Mucormycosis include uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, organ transplant, low white blood cells, and skin trauma. The symptoms of Mucormycosis include fever, headache, and sinus pain. Lung infections include fever and cough. Skin infections look like blisters or ulcers, with tenderness, pain, heat, redness, and swelling; the infected tissue may turn black. If the infection is not treated quickly it can spread through the body and can be fatal. If you purchased this product and have experienced any of these infections, see your doctor immediately.

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