On March 29, Nutrition Express of California announced a voluntary product recall for its whey isolate products. The reason for the recall is the possibility of Salmonella contamination. The recall was initiated after the company’s supplier for whey protein recalled its product because it tested positive for Salmonella.
The product recall is limited only to the batches that were sold from December 1 of the previous year until February 17 of this year. The affected products were sold two ways, through two retail health food stores and through direct selling from Nutrition Express. About 450 bottles were sold at Lindberg Nutrition in Manhattan Beach and Torrance, California. The company has already sent letters informing the stores and their direct customers of the product recall and the reason behind it.
The affected products were contained in white bottles made of plastic and covered with black lids. The products were sold under the Lindberg and Fitness Labs labels and had the following information:
Protein Blend (net weight 5 lbs. and net weight 5 ounces)
Lot numbers 55335 to 55337 and 55890 – Vanilla
MuscleFit (net weight 5 lbs.)
Lot 55419 – Vanilla
Lot 55427 – Strawberry
Lot 55423 and 55424 – Chocolate
NutraFit (net weight 3 lbs.)
Lot 55348 – Chocolate
Lot 55346 – Strawberry
WheyFit Protein (net weight 5 lbs.)
Lot 55609 – Vanilla
Lot 55407 and 55408 – Chocolate
Lot 55397 and 55398 – Strawberry
Lot 55399 – Natural Vanilla
Lot 55393 – Natural Chocolate in 2 lb. and 5 lb. containers
Lot 55349 – Vanilla (net weight 2 lbs.)
Lot 55302 and 54991 – Chocolate (net weight 2 and 5 lbs.)
Lot 55350 – Strawberry (net weight 5 lbs.)
Salmonella bacteria are one of the most harmful bacteria that can infect humans. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, nausea, stomach pains, diarrhea (possibly bloody) and vomiting. Salmonella infection can cause death to those who have weak immune systems. The bacteria can also penetrate the bloodstream, resulting in more serious conditions such as arthritis, endocarditis and infected aneurysms.
Customers may call the company at 800-754-8000 from Monday until Friday, 7 AM until 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.