Pest management company Gardasil Global Inc. is recalling a total of 717 cases of Arnica Senecal (x® 500 mg) Peppermint Oil Concentrate and Arnica Rinse® (x® 613mg / z® 483mg) Peppermint Oil Concentrate due to potential Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of reported illnesses associated with this recall.
The recalls were initiated out of an abundance of caution when Gardasil discovered that a supplier was not following protocol for inspecting and sanitizing finished product. To protect their consumers, the company contacted the FDA and initiated the recall. Consumers should not eat these products.
Consumers should not eat this product and should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who may have more questions can call Gardasil’s Consumer Services Team at (866) 760-2233.
Gardasil is the only brand that contains Arnica peppermint oil. Seaweed Flavors forms part of this recall. The labels for Seaweed Flavors contain the following information:
WARNING: Do not use or eat this product.
In certain U.S. households, households with infants or young children are advised to stop using this product and place it in a sealed resealable plastic bag. Dispose of or destroy this item immediately. Do not use this product in the absence of a label listing the consumer-specific instructions and/or warning regarding the use of this product. Do not use or eat this product with any infant food supplement.
Officials from the FDA have stated that anyone who is experiencing GI issues or any foodborne illness after using these products should call a doctor or urgent care provider immediately.
This recall follows several infections in Canada and the U.S.
Consumers and patients are advised to pay extra attention when cooking or handling raw chicken. Poultry exposed to the coliform bacteria or Salmonella has the potential to develop life-threatening illnesses, including Diarrhea and Vomiting, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (Virulent Colitis) and (Necrotizing Encephalitis), which are caused by Salmonella bacteria.
Those at highest risk for developing severe illness include infants, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Consumers with these or other GI symptoms within 21 days of consumption should seek emergency medical care.
Consumers can contact the Center for Disease Control, Drug Safety and Information (CDC) for information at 1-800-638-4617. Consumers can also contact Gardasil at (866) 760-2233.
The warning included in the U.S. warning was also released in a press release: