RECALL: These Pet Probiotics May Contain Life-Threatening Microorganisms

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Livia Global, Inc. is a health company in Visalia, California that makes supplements for both animals and humans. For years, families have trusted the company’s products to give their loved ones healthier lives. Yet, as of December 1st, 2021, a large number of their supplements have been recalled.

The company voluntarily recalled pet and human products due to possible contamination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can be life-threatening. If you or someone you know uses these supplements, dispose of the affected products immediately.

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Which Products are Recalled?

Pet probiotics with lot# 001005-1 and a best by date of 04/2023 have been recalled. Here are the pet supplements that should be discarded:

  • BioLifePet Probiotics for Dogs
    • UPC: 030915 107037
    • Ship Dates: 05/05/2021 – 08/25/2021
  • BioLifePet Probiotics for Cats
    • UPC: 030915 107044
    • Ship Dates: 05/05/2021 – 07/26/2021

In addition to the pet supplements, some human probiotics were included in the same recall. Some of the nasal probiotics have different information with lot# 010620-1 and a best by date of 08/2023. Here are the affected human products:

  • LiviaOne Daily Probiotics 2oz
    • UPC: 030915 107112
    • Ship Dates: 04/16/2021 – 08/30/2021
  • LiviaOne Daily Probiotics 4oz
    • UPC: 030915 107167
    • Ship Dates: 07/09/2021 – 08/30/2021
  • LiviaOne Topical Spray Probiotics 4oz
    • UPC: 030915 107105
    • Ship Dates: 07/08/2021 – 07/30/2021
  • LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics 1oz
    • UPC: 030915 107198
    • Ship Dates: 04/21/2021 – 11/25/2021
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No other Livia Global, Inc. products were affected by this recall.

What is Pseudomonas Aeruginosa?

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a disease-causing microorganism that’s found in the environment. It spreads the fastest in healthcare settings. It can be life-threatening to humans and animals, especially those who are immunocompromised. This bacteria could lead to skin, ear, and urinary infections for dogs and cats.

Here are some symptoms of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection:

  • Ear scratching
  • Head shaking
  • Ear redness
  • Ear discharge
  • Itching
  • Increased urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Painful urination

If you notice one or more of the above symptoms, contact your vet right away. If your pet consumed the recalled supplements, it’s also important to notify your vet, even if they haven’t shown symptoms yet. It’s always better to be safe than sorry with your furry friend’s health.

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What Should You Do With the Affected Products?

The company is encouraging customers to dispose of the affected products. To be safe, it’s also a good idea to wipe down any surfaces that the products touched.

If you have additional questions or would like a full refund, you can contact Livia Global at 1-559-372-8593 or support@liviaglobal.com. They operate from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm PST Monday through Friday.

“We apologize for any concern or inconvenience this situation causes our customers and are here to support them,” said Deborah Moreno, Chief Operations Officer with Livia Global. “Livia Global is dedicated to the safety, health, and welfare of its customers above all else. We continue to invest in the safety and quality protocols to ensure we produce only the best products.”

H/T: fda.gov
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