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2011-03-25

Recall - Whey-26 Protein Powder (sold under different brands)

The following recall notice is from HSW:


Event Highlights
Event Update - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration report of recalls involving specific lots of Whey-26 Protein Powder and several products made from the recalled whey as they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected whey protein products are sold under a large number of different brands:

•Several different brands of "Whey-26"- distributed in Ontario
•Jump 6 brand Strawberry Flavour Whey Protein - distributed by CGBI in Ontario
Several protein-based supplements manufactured by Universal Nutrition of New Brunswick, NJ. Products were offered through a variety of distribution channels including health food stores, gyms, and internet-based, e-commerce sites. HSW confirmed with Universal Nutrition that products were also distributed in Canada.
See HSW Product Details tab for specifics on the affected items.

The CFIA is working with the United States Food and Drug Administration to identify and have the affected products that were imported in Canada removed from the market place.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. See Hazard Details tab for more information.

Consumers who purchased any of the affected lot numbers are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or credit. Consumers with questions may contact Vitalabs, Inc. at 1-800-241-3017, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

For more information, consumers and industry can call CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).

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