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Monday, July 06, 2009

Whey Protein Product Recall

UPDATE: 1 June, 2010 - Current reports of heavy metal toxicity and risk of kidney problems faced by protein drinks, many containing whey.  Note also that the two most questioned for problems contain sucralose (Splenda) that  is known to be harmful to kidneys and a cause of other health concerns
from July, 09

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FDA warns of possible product tampering
Published: July 6, 2009
Salmonella-related milk recalls announced
NOW Foods recalls whey products

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to drink Hardcore Energize Bullet or New Whey liquid products.

The FDA said it issued the warning because of suspected product tampering involving utility knife blades found in two containers, one in the United States and the other in Canada.

The drinks, sold in test tube-like vials, are manufactured by Protica Inc. of Whitehall, Pa., and sold in the United States and Canada.

Hardcore Energize Bullet liquid products were distributed in Canada in two flavors -- Blue Rage and Black Rush. The affected lots for the Blue Rage liquid product are 1961, 1962 and 1794. The affected lot for the Black Rush liquid product is 1963.

New Whey liquid products were distributed to various retail stores in two flavors -- New Whey Fruit Punch and New Whey Blue Raspberry. The affected lot number the New Whey Fruit Punch is 1960 and the lot number for New Whey Blue Raspberry is 1944.

NOW Foods recalls whey products
Published: July 3, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- NOW Foods is recalling products containing whey protein concentrate because of possible Salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The voluntary recall of 12 products and 29 lots is an extension of the recall being conducted by NOW supplier Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, FDA officials said in a release Friday.

The products being recalled include Strawberry Whey Protein, lot 1125277; Vanilla Whey Protein Economy, lot 1066010 and Vanilla Whey Protein with Glutamine, lot 1104205. Customers can return the products to the store where purchased for a full refund,

For questions, call NOW Foods at 1-888-NOWFOODS (1-888-669-3663).

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.


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