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Natural Organics, Inc. Recalls One Lot of THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH Due to Bacterial Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2014 - Natural Organics, Inc., is voluntarily recalling THURSDAY PLANTATION TEA TREE MOUTHWASH after they were notified by its contract manufacturer INTEGRIA Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd. that one lot of Tea Tree Mouthwash failed microbial contamination testing.
This bacterial contaminant, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could pose a health risk to consumers. While a health hazard is unlikely, we have initiated this recall because Pseudomonas can cause serious illness in immune compromised individuals. For more information on Pseudomonas, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.
The mouthwash was distributed nationwide to retail stores and to the following foreign countries: Trinidad; Philippines.
The mouthwash is packaged in clear plastic bottles with green and white labeling bearing the following product code and lot number printed on the back panel of the product label:
Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash, 8.45 fl oz./ 250mL ℮, Product No. 6710, Lot 9810
There have been no reported incidents of illness or adverse effects in connection with this product.
No other lots of Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Mouthwash or any other Natures Plus products distributed by Natural Organics, Inc. are involved in this recall.
This voluntary recall is announced in accord with FDA guidelines.
Consumers who may have purchased affected Thursday Plantation, Tea Tree Mouthwash are advised to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-645-9500 Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30pm (EST).
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.