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Vitalabs, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall for Specific Lots of Whey Protein Isolate

 

Contact:

Consumers:
1-800-241-3017
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Media:
Vic Shull
770-478-0006  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 10, 2011 - Vitalabs, Inc., Jonesboro, GA is voluntarily recalling four specific lot numbers of Whey-26 Protein Powder due to concerns over potential Salmonella contamination. 

 
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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
 
This recall extends to various parts of the United States including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington and outside the United States in Aruba, Ontario and Poland. The recalled product was offered through a variety of distribution channels including health food stores, clinics, fitness centers and internet based companies.
 
Following are the lot numbers involved in this recall:
 
Vanilla Whey Isolate: Lot Number 3473
Vanilla Whey Isolate: Lot Number 0131
Chocolate Whey Isolate: Lot Number 3477
Strawberry Whey Isolate: Lot Number 3364
 
Following are the brand names under which these lot numbers were offered:
 
Donne Hale’s Whey-26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Dr. Bill’s Choice Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Dr. Bill’s Choice Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
HCG Buy Direct Whey-26 Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
HCG Buy Direct Whey-26 Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
The Healthy Way Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00002 3
The Healthy Way Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00001 6
The Healthy Way Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00004 7
The Healthy Way Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00003 0
 
Innovative Nutra Labs Nutrapure Whey Protein Isolate Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00011 7
 
Iron Mag Labs Whey Isolate Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 01101 2
Iron Mag Labs Whey Isolate Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 01102 9
 
Len Rossi’s Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Len Rossi’s Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
Lifestyle Perfect Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
Nature’s Pantry Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26021 2
Nature’s Pantry Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26022 9
Nature’s Pantry Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26012 0
Nature’s Pantry Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 29503 0
 
Northeast Ohio Endocrinology Whey Protein Powder Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Northeast Ohio Endocrinology Whey Protein Powder Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 30116 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 30215 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 29916 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 30314 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 30413 8
 
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 85622 4
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 85612 5
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 85631 6
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 85611 8
 
Sharp Labs G Booster Plus Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
SouthFit Supplements Whey To Go Chocolate 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Susan’s Essential Formulas Daily Whey Isolate Protein 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 7 05105 70551 4
 
Team Kattouf Whey Boost Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 50301 2
 
This Is Bio Shape Shake Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 48479 3
 
Trainer’s Choice Ultra Whey 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Trainer’s Choice Ultra Whey 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Trainer’s Choice Ultra Whey 26 Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
UPC Code 0 92617 24678 0
 
Unlimited Nutrition Athletic Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26011 3
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26012 0
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26013 7
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26011 3
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26012 0
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26013 7
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26021 2
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26022 9
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26023 6
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry & Crème 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3364 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26031 1
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry & Crème 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3364 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26032 8
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry & Crème 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3364 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26033 5
 
X3 Nutrition X3 Whey 26 Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Strawberry 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3364 with Exp. Date 01-2013
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013
 
 
 
Vitalabs is conducting this recall as an extension of the voluntary recall being performed by the manufacturer of the whey protein isolate. While there have been no positive tests for Salmomella contamination nor have there been any reports of illness related to Vitalabs’ whey protein isolate, Vitalabs is conducting this recall as a precautionary measure.
 
Consumers who purchased any of the affected lot numbers are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or credit. Consumers with questions may contact Vitalabs, Inc. at 1-800-241-3017, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.
 
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Adverse reaction or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax.
 
 
·Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
 
·Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178.

 

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