LANSING – The Michigan Division of Agriculture and Rural Growth (MDARD) is advising shoppers to not eat, drink, or devour any sea moss lemonade or gel merchandise produced by Royalty Sea Moss of Mt. Nice, MI.
MDARD initiated the investigation after receiving a grievance from the Maryland Division of Well being, Workplace of Meals Safety. In the course of the investigation, MDARD recognized the agency produced these merchandise with insufficient processing controls required to cease the expansion of lethal foodborne pathogens together with botulism. Along with insufficient course of controls the agency doesn’t maintain a license to fabricate, maintain, or promote meals merchandise, which is a violation of the Michigan Meals Legislation of 2000, P.A. 92, MCL 289.5101(1).
Improperly processed drinks and meals merchandise could have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a tasteless and odorless bacterium which may trigger life-threatening sickness or loss of life.
Botulism, a doubtlessly deadly type of meals poisoning, may cause the next signs: normal weak spot, dizziness, double-vision and bother with talking or swallowing. Issue in respiratory, weak spot of different muscle tissues, belly distension and constipation may additionally be widespread signs. Folks experiencing these issues ought to search fast medical consideration.
No diseases have been reported at the moment. Shoppers are warned to not use the product even when it doesn’t look or odor spoiled.
Merchandise have been primarily distributed throughout the U.S. via the agency’s web site, and social media platforms. Merchandise marketed on their web site lack sufficient and constant labeling together with however not restricted to ingredient statements, lot codes, and promote by dates.
• Common Sea Moss Gel
• Fruit Flavored Sea Moss Gel:
o Combined Berry with Blueberry Strawberry Raspberry
o Pineapple Cherry Strawberry
o Peach Strawberry Taste
o Strawberry Dragon fruit
o Mango Pineapple
o Strawberry Banana
Sea Moss Lemonade:
o Blue Raspberry
o Strawberry Peach
o Inexperienced Apple
o Pink Strawberry
o Strawberry Lemonade
o Strawberry Kiwi
o Fruit Punch
If shoppers have further questions or considerations, they could contact MDARD at 800-292-3939, Monday via Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.