Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

April 18, 2012 22:45 ET

CFIA/Rescindment of Allergy Alert for Undeclared Egg in BioX Brand Xtreme Power Whey Isolate Powder and Protein Shot Recovery Blue Raspberry Drink

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 18, 2012) - The public warning issued on March 19, 2012 has been rescinded.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now advising the public that the BioX brand Xtreme Power Whey Isolate powder and Protein Shot Recovery Blue Raspberry drink products described below do not contain egg. As such, these products do not represent a risk to individuals allergic to egg.

Product Size UPC Lot Code &
Best Before date
Xtreme Power Whey Isolate powder 908 g 8 13535 00103 5 11104 103 15NOV
Best Before
NOV 2013
Protein Shot Recovery Blue Raspberry drink 473 mL 8 13535 00116 5 100311 03OCT
Best Before
OCT 2012

The CFIA is canceling this allergy alert based on the fact that the allergen test kit used gave false positive results for egg in these two products which were made from whey protein. While not common, false positive results are possible when testing some products. In this case, a rare and little known chemical reaction between ingredients in the product is what gave the original false results. The CFIA's own testing has confirmed the false positive results and verified that the product is free from egg.

These products are known to be distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. However, they may have been distributed nationally.

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

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 Egg, one 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

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations
    613-773-6600