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New England Greens, LLC dba Vibrant Health Recalls Green Vibrance and Rainbow Vibrance Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 1, 2014 - New England Greens of Canaan, Connecticut announced a recall of specific lots of Green Vibrance and one lot of Rainbow Vibrance. Due to a miscommunication, the list of lot numbers identified in the recall notice was not a complete and accurate list. The company is now revising the recall notice with an updated list of the lots affected by the recall. The company is asking the public to disregard the list provided in the previous notice and refer to the lot numbers below.
New England Greens of Canaan, Connecticut is recalling 15 lots of Green Vibrance and one lot of Rainbow Vibrance after a former raw material supplier, Raw Deal of Allamuchy, NJ, recalled the Organic Parsley Leaf Powder used to manufacture Green Vibrance and Rainbow Vibrance because of the potential for contamination with Salmonella. Although the possibility is slight that any amount of Salmonella is present in any of the recalled lots of the above-mentioned products, New England Greens is issuing the recall with an abundance of caution for the safety of its consumers. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Salmonella is a bacterial organism which may cause from mild to severe food poisoning. In severe cases, sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems may result. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience 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 implicated lots of Green Vibrance and Rainbow Vibrance were distributed nationwide through both brick and mortar and online health food and natural product retailers. The products are packaged in white, high density polyethylene (HDPE) canister jars ranging in size from 20 ounce to 51 ounce. One lot of Green Vibrance capsules, 240 per bottle, are also included in the recall as well as one lot of Green Vibrance single-serving packets, 15 packets per cardboard display box.
Recalled products and lot numbers are as follows:
|Green Vibrance Single Serving Display||GVSD||1401076|
|Green Vibrance Capsules, 240 count||GVC||1401078|
|Green Vibrance pdr, 181.5 gm, 15-day||GV15||1401084|
|Green Vibrance pdr, 363 gm, 30-day||GV30||1401083||1401092||1401094|
|Green Vibrance KILOGRAM||GVKG||1401079||1401080||1401081|
|Green Vibrance pdr, 726 gm, 60-day||GV60||1401081||1401082||1401085||1401086||1401087||1401088||1401089|
53,740 units of the above products were sold into the marketplace.
To date, Vibrant Health has received NO COMPLAINTS and there have been NO INCIDENTS of salmonellosis related to any lot number of Green Vibrance or Rainbow Vibrance. Organic parsley leaf comprises just 2.07% of one serving of Green Vibrance and 3.26% of one serving of Rainbow Vibrance. Furthermore, to date, 21 analyses have been run on the parsley material and the finished products containing that material. No contamination has been found.
Consumers who have purchased any of the lot numbers of Green Vibrance or Rainbow Vibrance listed above are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-242-1835.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.