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Posted October 13, 2016

Soylent Recalls Bars As It Investigates Complaints of Gastrointestinal Issues

On October 12, 2016, Soylent announced it is halting all Soylent Bar purchases and shipments while it investigates consumer complaints of gastrointestinal issues, such as vomiting and diarrhea, after consuming the bars.

Soylent advised consumers to discard any bars they may have, and stated it will contact (via email)  those who purchased the bars to offer a full refund.  

The company stated, "Until we are absolutely certain our products are safe, they will not be shipped." They noted the issue does not appear to affect Soylent powder or drinks.

(ConsumerLab.com tested and reviewed drinkable Soylent in its 2016 Review of Meal Replacement Powders & Shakes).

Promoted as a "plant-based and protein-rich" snack, the bars contain soy protein isolate, rolled oats, whole algal flour, maltodextrin, sucralose, and other ingredients, including a variety of vitamins and minerals. 

In 2015, environmental-health watchdog group As You Sow filed a notice of intent to bring legal action against Soylent after tests found Soylent powder to contain levels of lead and cadmium which exceed California's Prop 65 limits (products which exceed these limits are required to bear a warning on the product label).    

See ConsumerLab.com's Nutrition Bar Review for tests of related products.

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Nutrition Bars Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

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