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Check your medicine cabinet: A popular vitamin brand is being recalled

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Several varieties of Nature Made vitamins are being recalled because of illness risk

Another day, another serious product recall. Check your medicine cabinet if you regularly take Nature Made vitamins.

The manufacturer behind the popular brand sold in dozens of popular stores issued a recall Tuesday of several vitamin varieties. The reason: there's a chance of Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

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The vitamins affected (with lot numbers) include:

  • Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi vitamins, 1196071, 1196066 and 1205052
  • Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi + Omega-3, 1173600
  • Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi for Her plus Omega-3s, 1196048 and 1196050
  • Nature Made Super B Complex w/C Folic Acid Tablets, 1204735, 1173146, 1173779, 1204001 and 1170987

You can find the lot number on the back panel next to the expiration date.

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"The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Salmonella and/or Staphylococcus aureus testing were not completed properly on these specific batch lots," Pharmavite said in a statement. "Pharmavite has identified the cause of the error, is taking the matter very seriously and has implemented corrective actions to rectify the issue."

As they should, because Salmonella and Staph aureus can be deadly. Both can cause serious illness with nausea, cramping, fever and vomiting. Salmonella can even cause death in children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.

Return affected vitamins to the store for a refund, according to the company, or call Pharmavite at (800) 276-2878 with questions.

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