Monday, September 5, 2016

Aura Cacia Bath Powder Recalled - Bacteria

Aura Cacia did not say what bacterium or bacteria prompted the recall of its bath powders.
Image of recalled Aura Cacia bath product
courtesy of Frontier Co-op.
Frontier Co-op has announced a recall of 3 of its Aura Cacia brand bath products. The problem, explains the company in a press release about the recall, is that tests on the products found "an elevated microorganism count" in the items.

Bath powders like these, believe it or not, are not legally required to be germ-free but these are apparently so contaminated that they "could pose a hazard to health," the company says.

Frontier acknowledges that the tests that found the contamination were performed by the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. The company did not say what prompted the agency to take a closer look at its products. Nor did it disclose what bacteria were found.

No injuries are being blamed on the bath powders.

The recalled products were sold in all US states and in parts of Canada. They were distributed both to stores and directly to consumers.

Recalled are:
  • Lavender Milk and Oat Bath, 1.75 oz packet with UPC 0-51381-90307-7 and Lot Code 5289
  • Lavender Milk and Oat Bath, 9.75 oz jar with UPC 0-51381-90317-6 and Lot Code 5296 
  • Lavender Milk and Oat Bath, 49.6 gram packet with UPC 0-51381-30307-5 and Lot Code 5281
If you believe you have any of these in your home, you'll want to look at the seams of your packets and the backs or bottoms of your jars for your products' lot numbers.

You are, of course, urged not to use any recalled product.

For more information you may contact Frontier Co-op directly by calling 1-800-669-3275 during regular business hours.

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