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DG Baby Cough Syrup is contaminated!!!

A baby cough syrup sold at Dollar General is being pulled from the shelves for containing harmful bacteria.  DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus discovered the bacteria after testing, according to the FDA notice of the voluntary recall by Kingston Pharma. One in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus cereus, two in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus circulans.

The first bacteria can cause vomiting and diarrhea. No sicknesses have been reported.

 “Most often, illnesses are mild and self-limiting, although more serious and even lethal cases have occurred. Individuals at risk for more severe forms of illness include infants, young children, and others with weakened immune systems,” the recall notice said.

The cough syrup production has been stopped while the Food and Drug Administration and the company investigate the source of the bacteria.

The cough syrup recalled are:

  • The 2-fluid ounce bottles
  • Marked with the lot number KL180157
  • Have an expiration date of 11/20

Return the bottles to Dollar General for a full refund.

Contact the company at 844-724-7347 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET or e-mail at Christina.Condon@SciRegs.com.

Below is the actual report issued by FDA

Kingston Pharma, LLC of Massena, NY is recalling Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/ Bacillus circulansBacillus cereus in food products has the potential to produce two forms of gastrointestinal illness, one being a syndrome primarily of vomiting, and the other of diarrhea.  Most often, illnesses are mild and self-limiting, although more serious and even lethal cases have occurred.  Individuals at risk for more severe forms of illness include infants, young children, and others with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem with the use of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus. 

The recalled DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” bottles were distributed nationwide 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 Expiration date 11/20 on the bottom of the carton and back of the bottle label; UPC Code 8 54954 00250 0.

The potential for contamination was noted after audit testing revealed the presence of Bacillus cereus /Bacillus circulans in some bottles of this lot of the product. One in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus cereus and two in ten bottles showed low levels of Bacillus circulans.

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Lot KL180157 of DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus” may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-724-7347 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST or e-mail at Christina.Condon@SciRegs.com.

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