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WishGarden Herbs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder Due to Bacterial Contamination


Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder


Product may be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii

Brand Name:

WishGarden Herbal Remedies

Company Name:

WishGarden Herbs, Inc.

Company Announcement:

December 4, 2020

Company Announcement

WishGarden Herbs, Inc. is voluntarily recalling, to the consumer level, 14 lots of Cord Care and Goldenseal Powder products produced after 7/26/18 with expiration dates between 7/26/18 and 9/1/20. After receiving notice of a supply chain issue, WishGarden has determined these products were manufactured using ingredients potentially contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria.

Use of these products, when contaminated with this bacteria, may cause serious infections with severe outcomes, including death, especially in vulnerable patients with compromised immune systems and infants.

Catherine Hunziker, WishGarden President, stated, “As a leading herbal product company for more than 40 years, we take the safety of our products seriously and we feel it is important to recall this product out of an abundance of caution. Consumer safety is our highest priority.”

Cord Care Powder is marketed to dry umbilical cords and is applied externally to skin. It is packaged in 1oz containers and labeled with UPC 6-56490-24730-4. The affected product lots are P227-P235. The lot and expiration date can be found below the label barcode.

Goldenseal Powder is marketed as a drying powder applied externally to skin. It is packaged in 1oz containers and labeled with UPC 6-56490-64137-9. Affected product lots are P116-P120. The lot and expiration date can be found below the label barcode.

These products were distributed nationwide in the USA through select practitioners.

WishGarden Herbs has notified its distributors and customers by phone, mail and email. Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should discontinue use immediately and not open any sealed packages. The product should be mailed directly to WishGarden Herbs corporate headquarters at 321 South Taylor Ave. Suite 100 Louisville, CO 80027 for a full refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact WishGarden Herbs by calling the company’s recall hotline at 720-889-9878 (M-F, 9am - 5pm MST) or Email: Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: 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

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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