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Posted July 9, 2009

Recall of Whey Protein Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

On July 8, 2009, the U.S. FDA announced that Max Muscle Sports Nutrition issued a voluntary recall on July 3 of Max Muscle products containing whey protein concentrate due to potential Salmonella contamination.

This is an extension of the voluntary recall being conducted by one of the company’s suppliers, Plainview Milk Products Cooperative.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Max Muscle has not received any reports of illness related to the whey protein concentrate.

Customers are advised not to consume any of these products and should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

The products being recalled include 7 products and 101 lots. Use the link below for more information, including the list of recalled products and lot numbers.