The company Bariatric Advantage announced a recall for individual packs of its chewable multi-formula supplements. The company’s reason for making the recall is the presence of an undeclared allergen in the supplements.
Those that are affected by the recall are sample packs containing 60 and 180 tablets per bottle. These multi-formula supplements are chocolate mint truffle-flavored and are high in fat-soluble vitamins (D,E,K,A). The recall was announced after discovering that labels in the packaging of the affected products did not indicate that milk is part of the ingredients. In the investigation that was done, it was found that the manufacturer for Bariatric Advantage did not disclose the presence of milk in its ingredient specifications.
Specifications of the recalled supplements are:
Bottle Size Lot Number UPC Code Expiration Date
180 tablet 411499D 851132002697 5-24-2012
60 tablet 411499B 851132002680 5-24-2012
Single tablet 411499 Not Applicable 5-24-2012
These tablets are contained in individual white-colored plastic bottles or single sample packets.
Milk is one of the most common foods that trigger allergy attacks. Thus, persons with known allergies to milk (in whatever form) should refrain from taking the supplements in order to prevent an allergy attack. So far, no health incidents related to the recalled supplements have been reported.
The recalled multi-formula supplements have been distributed all over the United States in different bariatric surgery establishments. These products have also been distributed via direct delivery to both pre and post-operative patients of bariatric surgery.
Consumers who have concerns and inquiries may contact the company at 1-800-898-6888, from 8:00 AM until 5:00PM PST.