Pharmavite recalls limited number of Nature Made vitamins

BJ’s Wholesale Club, along with other national retailers, has been informed that Pharmavite LLC is recalling a limited number of Nature Made Super B Complex w/C and Folic Acid Tablets due to potential Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, yeast, and mold contamination. 

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 persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. 

The presence of Staphylococcus aureus toxin in food may lead to food poisoning. The onset of symptoms in staphylococcal food poisoning is usually rapid and in many cases acute, depending on individual susceptibility to the toxin, the amount of contaminated food eaten, the amount of toxin in the food ingested, and the general health of the victim. The most common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration. Some individuals may not always demonstrate all the symptoms associated with the illness. In more severe cases, headache, muscle cramping, and transient changes in blood pressure and pulse rate may occur. 

The Super B Complex vitamins at BJ’s Wholesale Club were sold between September 3, 2015 and June 6, 2016. Please see chart below for the affected product & corresponding UPC codes. There have not been any confirmed illnesses related to the affected products.

    Product - Nature Made Super B Complex w/C & Folic Acid Tablets

    Lot No. - 1170987 & 1204735

    UPC - 0-31604-02728-5

    Count - 460

If you still have the vitamins with matching lot numbers and UPCs, please do not eat them. For a full refund or additional information please contact the Pharmavite LLC consumer hotline at 1-800-523-7468. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.  BJ’s takes the safety of its Members and their families seriously, and we apologize for any inconvenience.