Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

October 02, 2011 19:54 ET

CFIA/Allergy Alert-Undeclared Milk and/or Wheat and Gluten in Certain PROLAB® Brand Protein Products

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

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.

For more information, consumers and industry can call the 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).

For information on milk and wheat/gluten, two of the nine most common food allergens, visit the Food Allergens web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/labeti/allerg/allerge.shtml.

For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA's Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.

To find out more about receiving recalls by e-mail, and other food safety facts, visit: www.foodsafety.gc.ca. Food and consumer product recalls are also available at http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • CFIA Media Relations
    613-773-6600