VRVK Nutraceuticals, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish and Milk in Two Lots of Ultimate Antioxidant Tablets

VRVK Nutraceuticals, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish and Milk in Two Lots of Ultimate Antioxidant Tablets

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VRVK Nutraceuticals, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish and Milk in Two Lots of Ultimate Antioxidant Tablets
Contact:
Consumer:
Jerry Veneza
1-800-477-0031
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.
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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/ucm460589.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.

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