Cataplex and Pancreatrophin Dietary Supplement Recalls

Date: June 29, 2012
What: Cataplex ACP dietary supplement
Cataplex C dietary supplement
Pancreatrophin PMG dietary supplement
Why: Salmonella contamination
Scope: Nationwide

Standard Process of Palmyra, Wisconsin is recalling Cataplex ACP, Cataplex C and Pancreatrophin PMG dietary supplements due to potential contamination with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Health persons infected with Salmonella often exprerience 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 products subject to recall are Cataplex ACP (Product number 0700 and 0750) Lot 114, Cataplex C (Product number 1650 1655) Lot 114, and Pancreatrophin PMG (Product number 6650) Lot 114. The products, all tablets, were distributed in 60 cc and 200 cc amber glass bottles with Best Used By dates (BUB) of 5/13 indicated on both the bottles and the boxes.

The products were sold to consumers through health care professionals.

This recall resulted during a routine FDA record inspection which revealed that one of the ingredients used in these products potentially contained the bacteria. The company has ceased distribution of the product lots in question and is recalling them.

Standard Process has not received any reports of illness related to these products.

Consumers who purchased any of these three products with specific lot codes of L114 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers and health care professionals with questions can contact Standard Process at 1-866-397-3237.

Standard Process, which has a complete microbiological laboratory on their premises, tested retained samples of these products for Salmonella. In all instances, Salmonella has been tested for and confirmed absent.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.