Update: WishGarden Goldenseal Recalled for Cronobacter Sakazakii Contamination
WishGarden Herbs, Inc., is recalling 14 lots of Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder which may be contaminated with a bacteria that “… may cause serious infections with severe outcomes, including death, especially in vulnerable patients with compromised immune systems and infants,” according to an FDA Recall Notice dated 12/04/20. The recall includes WishGarden Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder products produced after 7/26/18 with expiration dates between 7/26/18 and 9/1/20. Affected products were packaged in 1oz containers, labeled with UPC 6-56490-24730-4, and distributed nationwide through select practitioners.
What’s the Problem?
This FDA Recall was issued on August 18, 2020, and affects goldenseal root powder from North Little Rock, Arkansas-based Maison Terre Natural Products, which was originally purchased from Starwest Botanicals, of Sacramento, California.
The recall was ordered after routine testing by the FDA identified the presence of Enterobacter cloacae, Cronobacter sakazakii, Cronobacter dublinensis and other microorganisms in the goldenseal root powder products.
Use of contaminated goldenseal root powder can cause severe infections requiring surgery to treat, FDA said, and “In individuals with weak immune systems and infants, the use of the product can result in death.”
The recalled products were distributed nationwide via online sales from January 5, 2015, to August 4, 2020.
Consumers who purchased any recalled goldenseal root powder should not consume it or apply it, and either discard it or contact Maison Terre for information about how to obtain a refund.
Do I Have a Goldenseal Root Powder Recall Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Goldenseal Root Powder Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by Goldenseal Root Powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.