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VRVK Nutraceuticals, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish and Milk in Two Lots of Ultimate Antioxidant Tablets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 28, 2015 – Orlando, Florida – VRVK Nutraceuticals, LLC, DBA Dr. Venessa's Formulas of Orlando, Florida, is voluntarily recalling 3998 bottles of Ultimate Antioxidant Tablets DIETARY SUPPLEMENT, 120 count bottles, with Kelp Atlantic Powder that may contain crustacean shellfish, an undeclared allergen. This product also contains Hesperidin Complex 40%, Pancreatin Powder and Pepsin, three ingredients that contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and/or crustacean shellfish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The affected lots of ULTIMATE ANTIOXIDANT TABLETS bottles were distributed nationwide to consumers via internet sales.
ULTIMATE ANTIOXIDANT TABLETS are marketed as a dietary supplement and sold in white plastic bottles. The lots in question are Lot Number 132415, expiration date 05/16 (1619 bottles sold), and Lot Number 141381, expiration date 06/17 (2379 bottles sold). Both lots bear UPC code 606851551205.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered during the current FDA inspection at the contract manufacturer that product containing the allergens was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk and crustacean shellfish. The investigation by the firm and the FDA is ongoing.
Consumers with allergies to milk and/or crustacean shellfish are urged not to consume the product. Consumers who have purchased the affected lots of ULTIMATE ANTIOXIDANT TABLETS are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-477-0031, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, EST.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.