Ultimate Nutrition Issues Allergy Alert on Possible Undeclared Milk Allergen in Amino Gold Products
For Immediate Release
May 18, 2016
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Ultimate Nutrition Inc. of Farmington, CT, is recalling its dietary supplement, Amino Gold, because they may contain undeclared milk in the form of hydrolyzed whey protein. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled Amino Gold was distributed nationwide through distributors, stores, and websites. The affected product is packaged in purple bottles with a black cap.
The product comes in the following forms:
Product Code Size UPC Code
Amino Gold Capsules/1000mg #140 250 Cap 0 99071 00140 5
Amino Gold Formula/1000mg #120 250 Tab 0 99071 00120 7
Amino Gold/1500mg #110 325 Tab 0 99071 00110 8
No illnesses have been reported to date. The current lots and expiration dates in the market are; 403122 (exp: 3-17), 405138 (5-17), 406001 (6-17), 407067 (7-17), 508080 (8-18), 602230 (2-19), 604166 (4-19).
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the possible milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. The investigation as to the cause of this is ongoing.
Ultimate Nutrition takes all matters of dietary supplement safety very seriously, including the issue of allergens. Ultimate Nutrition is coordinating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding this isolated event.
Consumers who have purchased Amino Gold are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00 pm EST at 1-860-409-7100 x115.
* 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/ucm502607.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery