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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Max Muscle USA Conducts Voluntary Recall on Whey Protein Products Due to Possible Health Risks

 

Consumer Contact:
Max Muscle Customer Service Department
1-888-MAX-MUSCLE (1-888-629-6872), Ext. 119
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Anaheim, CA – July 3, 2009 – Max Muscle Sports Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall for Max Muscle products containing whey protein concentrate due to potential Salmonella contamination. This is an extension of the voluntary recall being conducted by one of the company’s suppliers, Plainview Milk Products Cooperative.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.  Max Muscle has not received any reports of illness related to the whey protein concentrate.

The products being recalled include 7 products and 101 lots. The products in question were manufactured in January and February of 2009, and distributed nationwide beginning in January of 2009. Only the products and lot numbers listed in the table below.

Max Muscle has provided information on the voluntary recall to its Chain of Franchises and retail customers nationwide who purchased the specific lots regarding this voluntary recall via fax, phone or mail. Max Muscle has notified the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Customers are advised not to consume any of these products and should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions may call the Max Muscle Customer Service Department at 1-888-MAX-MUSCLE (1-888-629-6872), Extension 119, during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time).

Max Gourmet

Lot #

Chocolate Banana Cream194644004-00909-1
Chocolate Banana Cream194644004-01209-2
Chocolate Banana Cream000194004-02809-1
Chocolate Fudge Brownie194674002-01009-1
Chocolate Fudge Brownie194674002-01009-2
Chocolate Fudge Brownie194674002-01209-3
Chocolate Fudge Brownie194674002-01209-4
Chocolate Fudge Brownie194674002-01209-5
Chocolate Fudge Brownie000224002-02809-1
Peanut Butter194664006-00909-1
Peanut Butter194664006-01209-1
Peanut Butter000214006-02909-1
Vanilla Caramel000204006-02809-1
Strawberry000234001-02809-1
Max Gourmet Gainer

 

Chocolate00001402-02909-1
Chocolate00001402-02909-2
Chocolate00001402-03609-1
Chocolate00001402-03609-2
Vanilla000024000-03609-1
Vanilla000024000-03509-1
Strawberry000034001-02909-1
Strawberry000034001-03609-1
Max Lean

 

Chocolate194703002-01409-1
Chocolate194703002-01409-2
Vanilla194713000-01309-1
Strawberry194723001-01309-1
High Five

 

Pineapple Banana19461502-01409-1
Pineapple Banana19461502-01409-2
Pineapple Banana19461502-01409-3
Pineapple Banana19461502-05409-1
Pineapple Banana19461502-05409-2
Banana19652501-05509-1
Chocolate19459506-01509-1
Chocolate19459506-01509-2
Chocolate19459506-01509-3
Chocolate19459506-01509-4
Chocolate19459506-01609-5
Chocolate19459506-01609-6
Chocolate00015506-03309-1
Chocolate00015506-03309-2
Chocolate00015506-03309-3
Chocolate00015506-03309-4
Cappuccino19458505-01609-1
Orange19358504-01409-1
Orange19358504-01409-2
Strawberry19456203-01509-1
Strawberry19456203-01509-2
Strawberry19456203-01509-3
Strawberry19456203-01509-4
Strawberry1965750305509-1
Strawberry1965750305609-2
Strawberry1965750305609-3
Vanilla19658500-05409-1
Vanilla19463500-01209-2
Vanilla19463500-01309-3
Vanilla19463500-01309-4
Vanilla19463500-01309-5
Vanilla19658500-05409-2
Vanilla19658500-05509-3
Vanilla19658500-05509-4
Vanilla19658500-05509-5
Vanilla19658500-05409-1
Big Max 50

 

Chocolate19444009-01609-1
Chocolate19444009-01609-2
Chocolate19444009-01609-3
Chocolate19444009-01609-4
Chocolate19444009-01609-5
Chocolate19444009-01609-6
Chocolate19444009-01609-7
Chocolate19444009-01609-1
Chocolate19444009-01609-2
Chocolate19444009-01609-3
Vanilla19446008-01309-1
Vanilla19446008-01309-2
Vanilla19446008-01309-3
Vanilla19446008-01309-4
Vanilla19446008-01309-5
Strawberry19449010-01509-1
Strawberry19449010-01509-2
Strawberry19449010-01509-3
Strawberry19449010-01509-4
Triple Whey

 

Chocolate194875001-02009-1
Chocolate194875001-02009-1
Chocolate Cream000335001-03009-1
Chocolate Cream194875001-02109-3
Chocolate Cream194875001-02109-4
Chocolate Cream194875001-02109-4
Strawberry Cream000345000-03009-1
Vanilla Cream000335002-03009-1
Max Pro

 

Natural Vanilla00028611-03509-1
Natural Vanilla00028611-03509-2
Vanilla,00027606-03509-1
Vanilla00027606-03509-2
Vanilla00027606-03509-3
Vanilla00027606-03509-4
Vanilla00027606-03509-5
Vanilla00027606-03509-6
Banana00024609-03509-1
Banana00024609-03509-2
Strawberry0002603-04109-1
Orange Blast00029608-03509-1

 

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