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Baby cough syrup is recalled after bacterial contamination
eMediNexus,  22 March 2019
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The CNN reported on Thursday that makers of DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus have issued a recall of the product in the US due to a bacterial contamination.

Some of the symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. Infants, young children and others with weakened immune systems are the most at risk if exposed. The bacteria was found after audit testing showed that one in 10 bottles showed low levels of Bacillus cereus, the FDA said. Production has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue their investigations as to the source of the problem.

The childrens cough syrup comes in a 2-ounce bottle in a carton labeled DG™/health baby Cough Syrup + Mucus. The product is distributed nationwide in Dollar General retail stores and has the potential to put children at risk for two forms of gastrointestinal illness… (CNN, March 21, 2019)

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