Goldenseal root powder herb sold on Amazon recalled, says FDA


Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to clarify that, according to the FDA, Maison Terre received a report of an infant death associated with the use of the product, but it was not established that he played a role in the death.

Goldenseal root powder sold on Amazon is recalled due to microbial contamination, and the company distributing it “has received a report of infant death associated with the use of this product,” according to the FDA.

According to an announcement with the United States. Food and Drug Administration, Earth House of North Little Rock, Ark., Is voluntarily recalling all the potency it purchased at Starwest Botanicals, Sacramento, Calif., Then repackaged for sale to consumers.

The FDA said its tests found the powder to be “contaminated with various microorganisms, including: enterobacter cloacae, cronobacter sakazakii, cronobacter dublinensis, among others.”

According to the company’s announcement posted on the FDA website:

“The use of contaminated products in otherwise healthy patients can lead to infections requiring antimicrobial and potentially surgical treatment. In people with weakened immune systems and infants, use of the product may result in death. Maison Terre has received a report of an infant death associated with the use of this product on the umbilical cord stump.

The FDA said the herb was distributed nationwide through from January 25, 2015 to August 4, 2020.

Product details are:

  • Goldenseal root powder, yellow colored powder in clear plastic bag, 1 oz.

For more information, contact Maison Terre at 501-888-9438, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST, weekdays or send an email to [email protected]


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