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Posted August 24, 2012

Protein Shots, Drinks and Gelatin Recalled For Potential Botulism Contamination

On August 17, 2012, Protica Inc. issued a voluntary recall of Body Choice "Protein Shots," Nutritional Resources "Protein Wave" gelatin, ProBalance "Protein to Go French Vanilla Latte," and "Protein to Go Milk Chocolate Shake" after an investigation of processing parameters revealed these products have the potential for contamination with Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that causes botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning that can cause weakness, dizziness, double-vision, difficulty speaking, swallowing and breathing, life-threatening illness and death. No illnesses have been confirmed at this time.

Consumers should not use the recalled products, even if the products do not appear to be spoiled.

The products were sold nation-wide through retail and direct mail, and can be identified by the date of manufacture and lot number (for complete list of product lot numbers and manufacture dates, use the link below to the FDA website).

(See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Protein Powders, Shakes and Drinks for tests of related products.)

For lot numbers of recalled Protica Inc. products and further details on the voluntary recall, use the link below.