Posted April 4, 2012

Maker of Protein Drinks and Supplements Warned of Manufacturing Violations

The FDA published a Warning Letter to Protica, Inc., a maker of protein drinks and supplements, regarding violations of manufacturing regulations discovered during inspection of its facility in Whitehall, PA. Affected products include the foods Amped Up-2oz, Fireball-2oz, Healthy Shot-2.5oz, Simplifast 16oz, Rapid Refuel, Sunkist Energy, and Protein Snack.

In addition, the FDA considered the company's dietary supplement, Rapid Refuel 20 oz., to be adulterated due to manufacturing violations including failure to verify that a finished batch met product specifications for identity, purity, strength, and composition. The FDA noted that when a dietary supplement failed to meet an established specification, Protica's quality control personnel did not reject the dietary supplement. In addition, the firm's quality control personnel approved the release of the finished batch of Rapid Refuel 20oz. when the finished product was outside of specifications for Staphylococcus Aureus contamination.

See the ConsumerLab.com's Review of Protein Powders & Drinks for tests of related products.

For more details regarding this Warning Letter, use the link below.