Dollar General baby cough syrup recalled due to possible bacteria contamination
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kingston Pharma, LLC, is recalling its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG “NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” because it could be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Bacillus cereus can produce two forms of gastrointestinal illness, one being a syndrome of primarily vomiting, and the other of diarrhea. They also say most cases of illness are mild and self-limiting, however more serious and even lethal cases have occurred.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem related to the use of this cough syrup.
The recalled syrup was distributed nationwide and sold in Dollar General retail stores. The product comes in a carton labeled “DG/health baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” in 2-fluid ounce bottles marked with “Lot KL180157” and an expiration date of 11/20 on the bottom of the carton. The back of the bottle label contains UPC Code 8 54954 00250 0.
The contamination potential was found after audit testing revealed the presence of the bacteria in some bottles of this lot of the product. Production of this product has been suspended while the company and the FDA continue investigating the source of the problem.
The FDA says customers who have purchased this product may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.