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Posted March 4, 2011

Recall of "Raw" Vitamin C Supplement Containing Soy

The FDA posted a notice dated March 2, 2011 from Garden of Life, LLC regarding that company's voluntary recall of its Raw Vitamin C supplement because it may contain undeclared soy proteins.

Consumers who have purchased Raw Vitamin C and are sensitive to soy should stop taking the product. According to the FDA less than 0.2% of children and adults are sensitive to soy. Further, most people outgrow the allergy after early childhood; however, adults allergic to soy may experience upset stomach, discomfort, and, in rare cases, serious and life threatening allergic reactions.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the Raw Vitamin C.

It has come to Garden of Life’s attention that one of its unaffiliated third party manufacturers for this product also processes soy in its facilities. Because Raw Vitamin C does not utilize any ingredients originally derived from soy, Garden of Life was surprised to learn that some bottles of its Raw Vitamin C tested positive for significant amounts of soy proteins.

This voluntary recall only extends to Garden of Life’s product bearing the name “VITAMIN CODE RAW VITAMIN C” prominently displayed on both the outer carton as well as the bottle label. All Lots of Raw Vitamin C distributed between March 2009 and January 2011 or remaining in expiry are subject to this voluntary recall.

Raw Vitamin C has been sold nationally to traditional health food stores and through internet retailers.

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