Recall: Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution found on local shelves


Microbial Contamination 

The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division advises consumers of a product recall on Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution due to microbial contamination.


Preliminary investigations by the Division have revealed that the recalled laxative is in Antigua and Barbuda and we are advising consumers not to consume this product.  


The Division has referred the matter to the Central Board of Health within the Ministry of Health for their necessary action so that the product can be removed and discarded.


According to the manufacturer, VI-Jon, LLC, the recalls include all lots of Cherry Flavour and Grape Flavour of Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative Oral Solution, 10 FL OZ (296 mL) within expiry. The recall was initiated after Vi-Jon, LLCs third-party microbial testing identified the presence of Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens.


The Division is advising consumers who may have purchased the product not to consume it, but rather return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.


According to the manufacturer, immunocompromised patients, who consume this product, may be at increased risk for invasive infections caused by Gluconacetobacter liquefaciens that could lead to serious, life-threatening adverse health consequences. To date, Vi-Jon, LLC is aware of 3 (three) reports of serious adverse reactions potentially related to this recall.


In addition to the lemon flavour (which was earlier recalled), the recall includes the Cherry flavour and Grape flavour.  To find out if the product you have is included in this recall, visit


Members of the public may also contact the Prices and Consumer Affairs Division at 462-4347 or [email protected] for additional information or assistance.

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  1. Perfect, contact the US fda about this situstion and they’ll tell you something like not to eat the tires off your car…and to get a clot shot/booster.

    The US “government” is always on the cutting edge of information

  2. Here we go again, these people are recalling as much products to the can adjust their ingredients to fit in certain things, in all my 30 something years I have never heard of so much recall in my life. I hope they recall for the ply wood in our houses too, something strange and fishy going down I’m not letting my guard down, pay attention people.

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