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Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk and/or wheat and gluten in certain PROLAB® Brand Protein Products

Recall / advisory date:
October 2, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Gluten, Allergen - Milk, Allergen - Wheat
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
True North Nutrition Ltd.
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
6754

Advisory details

Ottawa, October 2, 2011 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk and/or wheat and gluten not to consume the PROLAB®  brand protein products described below. The affected products contain milk and/or wheat and gluten which are not declared on the label.

The following PROLAB® brand protein products are affected by this alert:

Item Description Size EAN/UPC Allergen(s)
Pure Whey, Milk Chocolate 5 lb. (V3) 750902201929 Milk and wheat/gluten
Pure Whey, Vanilla Crème 2 lb. (V3) 750902201875 Milk and wheat/gluten
Pure Whey, Wild Strawberry 5 lb. (V3) 750902201936 Milk and wheat/gluten
Pure Whey, Wild Strawberry 2 lb. (V3) 750902101557 Milk and wheat/gluten
Advanced Pure Whey Protein, Milk Chocolate 2 lb. (V3) 750902201301 Wheat/gluten
Advanced Pure Whey Protein, Vanilla Crème 2 lb. (V3) 750902201349 Wheat/gluten
Advanced Pure Whey Protein, Wild Strawberry 2 lb. (V3) 750902201271 Wheat/gluten
Pure Whey, Milk Chocolate
Pure Whey, Milk Chocolate
2 lb. (V3)
16 g Sample Packet
750902201882 Wheat/gluten
Pure Whey, Vanilla Crème
Pure Whey, Vanilla Crème
5 lb. (V3)
16 g Sample Packet
750902201912 Wheat/gluten
Pure Whey, Wild Strawberry 16 g Sample Packet   Wheat/gluten
Whey Isolate Protein, Milk Chocolate 2 lb. (V3) 750902201851 Wheat/gluten
Whey Isolate Protein, Vanilla Crème 2 lb. (V3) 750902201813 Wheat/gluten
Whey Isolate Protein, Wild Strawberry 2 lb. (V3) 750902201837 Wheat/gluten

These products have been distributed in Ontario and possibly nationally. They may have been sold by retail stores, mail order and direct delivery.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to milk or wheat/gluten.

The US manufacturer, Prolab Nutrition Inc. (Prolab), Chatsworth, CA, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is working with the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the Canadian importers to have the affected product removed from the marketplace.

More information

For information on common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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