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TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Doreen McGrath, Director, Health Services
DATE: July 13, 2009
RE: Medication Advisory: Recall of the powdered dietary supplement, Stealth Chocolate and Stealth Vanilla, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
Medication Advisory
Stealth Chocolate, Stealth Vanilla Powdered Dietary Supplement: Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc

Audience: Consumers, healthcare professionals
Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. and FDA notified healthcare professionals and consumers of a nationwide recall of the powdered dietary supplement, Stealth Chocolate and Stealth Vanilla, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The product was distributed nationwide, including GNC Distribution Centers, VPX Sports Distribution Center, and internationally. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Consumers should return the product to the store where it was purchased.
Read the complete MedWatch 2009 Safety summary, including a link to the firm press release, at:
Please ensure those responsible are aware of this medication advisory.  Per the direction of the DDS Director of Health Services all agencies (public and private) should forward this information to their nursing staff.  Any questions regarding this medication advisory should be directed to Doreen McGrath, DDS Director of Health Services at (860) 418-6083.