American Pure Whey Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in Whey Protein Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 7, 2015 – New Bern, NC – American Pure Whey, New Bern, NC is recalling its whey protein products, because they contain undeclared milk allergen and soy allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific type of milk and soy run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The products were distributed to, AE, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI & WY and reached directly to customers through mail order.
The whey products were manufactured under the following brand names:
Brand Flavor Lot number Exp. Date UPC Code
American Pure Whey Protein Matrix Chocolate 69205 9/2017 456456789004
American Pure Whey Protein Matrix Vanilla 69205 09/2017 783521095013
American Pure Whey Protein Isolate Chocolate 29026 09/2017 753182812809
American Pure Whey Protein Isolate Vanilla 29026 09/2017 78333109591
Body Construct Meal Replacement Cinnamon Roll 78124 9/2017 839893989858
Build Your Own Body Protein Powder Chocolate 67134 9/2017 456789517480
These products are available in 2 lb. and 5 lb. containers or in factory sealed food grade mylar bags.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing whey (from milk) and soy lecithin (from soy) was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergens on the label. Subsequent investigation indicates, the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased whey protein products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Own label distributors are urged to return the product to us as soon as they have received the returns. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-399-0580, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been notified of this voluntary recall.
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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm466330.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.