January 24, 2018
ISSUE: Break Ventures/California Basics is recalling its Dietary Supplement “Zero for Him 150ct” Lot# 1710-638 because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.
Zero for Him was distributed nationwide through Amazon. It comes in a 400cc, Light Amber PETE bottle marked with lot #1710-638 on the bottom and with an expiration date of November 2020 stamped on the side.
BACKGROUND: The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 bottle. Distribution has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who have purchased Zero for Him Lot#1710-638 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions may contact the company at 323-375-5953.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
[01/21/2018 – Press Release – Break Ventures/California Basics]