Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

March 12, 2011 01:20 ET

CFIA/Health Hazard Alert: Certain Whey Protein Isolates Sold by Vitalabs May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2011) - Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume certain whey protein isolates described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected whey protein isolates have been recalled by Vitalabs Inc., Jonesboro, GA, due to potential for Salmonella contamination.

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. 

The following products are affected by this alert:

Product Container Lot Expiry UPC
Donne Hale's Whey-26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 0131 01-2013  
Dr. Bill's Choice Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013  
Dr. Bill's Choice Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013  
HCG Buy Direct Whey-26 Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013  
HCG Buy Direct Whey-26 Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013  
The Healthy Way Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 00002 3
The Healthy Way Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 00001 6
The Healthy Way Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 00004 7
The Healthy Way Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 00003 0
Innovative Nutra Labs Nutrapure Whey Protein Isolate Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 00011 7
Iron Mag Labs Whey Isolate Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 01101 2
Iron Mag Labs Whey Isolate Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 01102 9
Len Rossi's Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013  
Len Rossi's Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013  
Lifestyle Perfect Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013  
Nature's Pantry Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 26021 2
Nature's Pantry Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 26022 9
Nature's Pantry Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 26012 0
Nature's Pantry Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic
Buckets
3473 01-2013 0 92617 29503 0
Northeast Ohio Endocrinology Whey Protein Powder Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013  
Northeast Ohio Endocrinology Whey Protein Powder Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013  
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 30116 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 30215 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic
Buckets
0131 01-2013 0 92617 29916 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 30314 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 30413 8
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 85622 4
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 85612 5
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets 3473 01-2013 0 92617 85631 6
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 85611 8
Sharp Labs G Booster Plus Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013  
SouthFit Supplements Whey To Go Chocolate 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets 3477 01-2013  
Susan's Essential Formulas Daily Whey Isolate Protein 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 7 05105 70551 4
Team Kattouf Whey Boost Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 50301 2
This Is Bio Shape Shake Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 0131 01-2013 0 92617 48479 3
Trainer's Choice Ultra Whey 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013  
Trainer's Choice Ultra Whey 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 0131 01-2013 0 92617 24678 0
Unlimited Nutrition Athletic Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 0131 01-2013  
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26  French Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 0131 01-2013 0 92617 26011 3
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 0131 01-2013 0 92617 26012 0
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26  French Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets 0131 01-2013 0 92617 26013 7
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 26011 3
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013 0 92617 26012 0
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets 3473 01-2013 0 92617 26013 7
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 26021 2
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013 0 92617 26022 9
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets 3477 01-2013 0 92617 26023 6
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry & Crème 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3364 01-2013 0 92617 26031 1
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry  & Crème 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3364 01-2013 0 92617 26032 8
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry & Crème 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets 3364 01-2013 0 92617 26033 5
X3 Nutrition X3 Whey 26 Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013  
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Strawberry 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3364 01-2013  
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3477 01-2013  
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 3473 01-2013  
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles 0131 01-2013  

These products are known to be distributed in Ontario and may have been sold elsewhere.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a food borne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

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 Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at:
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/salmonellae.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

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