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FDA Recall Nature's Wonderland Thyroid Support Supplement

FDA Recall of Thyroid Supplements

The FDA has announced an urgent recall of a thyroid supplement manufactured by Penn Herb Company Ltd. and sold under the brand name Nature’s Wonderland. Routine sampling conducted by the FDA found that the product is tainted with Salmonella and may cause serious illness when ingested by consumers.

Consumers who utilize Nature’s Wonderland supplements should confirm if their product is included in the recall before taking any more of the capsules. Those who have already ingested capsules included in the recall should notify their physician immediately and contact MedWaste Management for assistance with disposal.  

As of the writing of this notice, the FDA has not announced the occurrence of any illnesses related to the contamination.

SUMMARY

Date of Recall:

Announced: July 11, 2024

Public Notification: July 12, 2024

Name(s) of Drug:

Nature’s Wonderland Thyroid Formula

Company Name:

Penn Herb Company Ltd.

Drug Indication:

Thyroid Support

FDA Recall Nature's Wonderland Thyroid Support Supplement

Product Description

The recalled products were distributed online via www.pennherb.com. Additionally, they could be purchased in some retail stores.

The manufacturer has packaged the capsules in white plastic bottles with blue caps. The labels are blue, with images of greenery surrounding the Nature’s Wonderland logo. The lot and item numbers are printed on the rear portion of the label.

Reason for Recall

The FDA performed routine testing on the supplement and found the presence of Salmonella. The FDA and manufacturer have not indicated the reason for the contamination or where it originated, but they have recalled 51 bottles in total.

Impacts

Consumers who ingest the contaminated supplement may experience serious illness. Salmonella infections lead to symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody stool
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

More serious infections can occur in those who don’t receive treatment or are immunocompromised. Their infections can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Arterial infection
  • Endocarditis (heart inflammation)
  • Arthritis (joint inflammation)

These infections can be life-threatening. Seek medical attention immediately if you believe you have been infected.

Recall Lot Information

All consumers who believe they may possess some of the recalled supplements should compare their supplement’s lot and item numbers to those listed below. If you find any that match, read further for instructions on participating in the recall.

ProductQuantityLot NumberItem Number
Nature’s Wonderland Thyroid Formula60 capsules per bottle23289ASm32x

FDA.gov

Have you found that your supplement is part of the recall? Here’s what you should do:

Consumers

If you find that your lot of supplements is part of this recall, do the following:

  1. Do not consume the supplement listed on the recall.
  2. Notify your physician if you have been taking the recalled supplement.
  3. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the symptoms listed above after taking the recalled supplement.
  4. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced an adverse reaction to this medication (listed above), notify your physician immediately and notify the FDA by calling 1-800-332-1088 or completing an online reporting form.

Retailers

  1. Examine all inventory and remove stock affected by the recall immediately.
  2. If you have questions, contact Penn Herb Company, Ltd. at 1-800-523-9971, Ext: 325. They are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday EDT. They are also available at peter@pennherb.com.  
  3. Contact MedWaste Management for information and assistance with disposing of the recalled medication.

Wholesalers

  1. Examine all inventory and remove stock affected by the recall immediately.
  2. If you have questions, contact Penn Herb Company, Ltd. at 1-800-523-9971, Ext: 325. They are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday EDT. They are also available at peter@pennherb.com.  
  3. Notify the manufacturer of any recalled batches that have already been shipped to retailers.
  4. Notify affected retailers of recalled batches that they have already or will receive.
  5. Contact MedWaste Management for information and assistance with disposing of the recalled medication.

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