Portland, Oregon 2022-06-23 17:29:45 –
To: Sahara Sri Raman, Russell Falcon, Nex Star Media Wire
Has been updated:
SMYRNA, Tn. ((((WRIC/ NEXSTAR) — One lot of magnesium laxatives sold at CVS locations across the country has been recalled by its manufacturer, Vi-Jon. The company says that 10 ounces. According to the Food and Drug Administration, CVS Magnesium Citrate Salt Laxative Oral Lemon Flavor was found to contain the bacterial Gluconacetobacter liquéfaciens after testing.
The FDA states that immunocompromised people who consume products primarily used to relieve constipation may be at risk of life-threatening infections.
The University of California, Davis I will explain Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens occur naturally and are usually associated with sugars such as fruits and alcohol. According to the University of California, Davis, bacteria help spoil fruits and use the same “spoiling” function to convert ethanol to acetic acid during alcoholic fermentation.
Affected CVS Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution Lemon Flavor contains batch number 0556808 with an expiration date of 12/2023. Consumers must discontinue use of the product and return it to the store where it was purchased.
According to the FDA, this product is packed in 10 ounces of round / clear plastic bottles. Vi-Jon says he has notified CVS.
The FDA said the lot of this product was sent to a third-party external lab for testing, based on a request from CVS as the first product sample.
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