MaryRuth’s, a health and wellness brand specializing in vitamin and mineral supplements, has announced the voluntary recall of two lots of its liquid infant probiotic packaged in 1 ounce bottles due to the possibility of contamination by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a microorganism that can rarely cause infections.
P. aeruginosa infections in immunocompromised infants are generally limited to hospital settings. In such settings, it is possible that the infant’s immature intestine may not be able to prevent P. aeruginosa from accessing the blood, and from there it may spread elsewhere in the body, possibly resulting in serious adverse health consequences.
This recall only affects two lots of the product, lot # 100420218 and lot # 100520218, UPC 856645008587. The lot numbers are located on the side of the bottle and at the bottom of the outer container in which the product is sold. No other lot or product from MaryRuth is affected by this recall. This product is distributed nationally through Target, Amazon, and direct sales from the company’s website.
The company asks consumers to discard the products of the two affected lot numbers. Affected customers can contact MaryRuth customer service to request a full refund; please see the contact details provided below.
The company discovered the potential issue with one of its manufacturing partners during routine lab testing, which is part of MaryRuth’s rigorous quality assurance procedures and safety protocols, and decided to take this action to precaution. The only product complaint the company received regarding the affected product batches was a report of temporary diarrhea in an older infant after consuming the product, which the company does not believe is related to the presence of the microorganism.
“We apologize for any concerns or inconvenience this situation causes our customers and are here to support them,” said MaryRuth Ghiyam, Founder and CEO of MaryRuth. “MaryRuth’s is first and foremost about the safety, health and well-being of our customers, and has invested heavily, and continues to invest, in safety and quality protocols to ensure we produce only the best products.
For more information, please contact MaryRuth’s by phone at 1-800-210-0813 or by email at email@example.com. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. More information is available on the MaryRuth website.