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Recalls & Warnings

2/27/2009

$4 Million Settlement by Supplement Maker for False Claims

On February 26, 2009, the Texas Attorney General announced that an agreement was reached with Mannatech Inc. and its former CEO, Samuel L. Caster, both of which had been charged with orchestrating an unlawful marketing scheme that exaggerated their products’ health benefits.

Recalls & Warnings

9/22/2018

MyoWhey Protein Powder Recalled

On September 20, 2018, Purus Labs, Inc. issued a recall of one lot of MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch protein powder because it may contain undeclared milk and soy.

Recalls & Warnings

7/06/2022

Two Companies Banned From Selling Supplements to Treat Heart Disease, Neuropathy

On June 30, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized an administrative complaint order against two Texas-based companies, Health Research Laboratories, LLC and Whole Body Supplements, LLC, for making unverified claims that their products can prevent or treat disease.

Recalls & Warnings

11/09/2021

Five Brands of Protein Supplements Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On November 9, 2021, Nutracap Holdings, LLC issued a recall of certain Boba Origin, Etedream, RAW, Steel, and Vital Force protein supplements because they contain potential allergens, including soy, milk, wheat, and/or coconut, that are not declared on the label.

Recalls & Warnings

11/05/2021

Herb Recalled Due to Risk of Lead, Cadmium Contamination

On November 2, 2021, Murray Int'l Trading issued a recall of Herbal Doctor brand Angelicae Sinensis due to potential risk it may contain elevated levels of lead and cadmium.

Recalls & Warnings

10/24/2003

Court Closes the Doors on Company That Sold Weight Loss Supplement

On October 24, 2003, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)announced that Mark Nutritionals, Inc. and Edward D’Alessandro, Jr. have agreed to settle federal charges that they used false and unsubstantiated claims to sell their weight-loss product.

Recalls & Warnings

10/23/2021

Walmart Recalls Essential Oil Sprays Linked to Two Deaths

On Friday, October 22, Walmart issued a recall of six scented Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Sprays with Gemstones. The sprays have been linked to four cases of melioidosis, a rare bacterial infection that can be fatal.

Recalls & Warnings

4/21/2020

U.S. Attorney's Office Bars Chiropractor from Selling Fake Coronavirus Cures

On April 17, 2020, the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas announced that it has obtained a temporary restraining order preventing a chiropractor from promoting fake treatments for coronavirus (COVID-19). Dr. Ray L.

Recalls & Warnings

1/04/2020

Hormonal Balance Supplement Tied to Liver Failure

An otherwise healthy 23-year old woman in Texas is reported to have recently developed liver failure (requiring a liver transplant) after taking the supplement Balance (from Alani Nu) for four months.

Recalls & Warnings

9/11/2020

M Hand Sanitizer Recalled

On September 9, 2020, Medek, LLC recalled M Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Antiseptic 80% 128 oz/3,785 mL because it may contain methanol, which is toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. The product may also have a sub-potent ethanol content, which leads to a lack of efficacy.

Recalls & Warnings

7/29/2020

Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Recalled

On July 27, 2020, Broncolin S.A. de C.V. recalled Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol because it may contain methanol, which is toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

Recalls & Warnings

7/17/2020

Two More Hand Sanitizers That May Contain Toxic Ingredient Recalled

Update: (8/10/20) Soluciones Cosméticas has recalled additional products that may contain methanol, as listed in red below.

Recalls & Warnings

11/27/2017

Protein Bars Recalled After Consumer Finds Piece of Plastic in Bar

On November 23, 2017, Leclerc Foods recalled one lot of Fit & Active Chocolatey Chip Protein Meal Bars distributed to ALDI stores, as a precautionary measure after a small piece of yellow plastic was discovered by a consumer.

News Release

8/08/2016

ConsumerLab Finds Lead, Cadmium and Arsenic Contamination in Greens and Whole Foods Supplements

White Plains, New York, August 9, 2016 — Powders, pills and drinks made from ingredients like wheat grass, alfalfa, kelp, spirulina, chlorella, leafy vegetables and fruits are a popular choice for people looking to increase their intake of vitamins, minerals and other plant-based nutrients.

Recalls & Warnings

7/06/2020

FDA Warns Five More Hand Sanitizers May Contain Toxic Ingredient

Update: (7/14/20) The FDA has warned consumers not to use forty-six more hand sanitizers that may contain methanol.

Recalls & Warnings

10/15/2012

Recall of Nutrition Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due To Salmonella Risk

On October 11 and 12, 2012, four brands of nutrition bars were voluntarily recalled due to possible salmonella contamination of the peanut butter used in each of these bars. The peanut butter was produced by Sunland Inc., and is part of a larger recall of Sunland's peanut butter and peanut products.

Recalls & Warnings

7/02/2014

Protein Drink Mix Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On July 1, 2014, Oriya Organics, LLC voluntarily recalled Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley (21.2 oz) because it contains Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder, which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

1/25/2018

Bulletproof Collagen Protein Recalled

On January 25, 2018, Bulletproof 360, Inc issued a recall of its Bulletproof Collagen Protein supplement because it contains undeclared milk.

Recalls & Warnings

12/13/2017

Dark Chocolate Bar Recalled

On December 8, 2017, ALDI, in cooperation with Hofer KG ZNL Schokoladefab, recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. These bars can cause an allergic reaction in people who have a nut allergy.

Recalls & Warnings

10/17/2017

Organic Tarragon Spice Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On October 16, 2017, Organic Spices, Inc. dba Spicely Organics issued a recall of its Organic Tarragon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

10/07/2017

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On October 5, 2017, Kiriko, LLC recalled recalled all lots of A1 Slim 30 capsules after FDA analysis found the products to contain sibutramine, phenolphthalein and N-Desmethyl sibutramine.

Recalls & Warnings

4/09/2018

Bob's Red Mill Organic Amaranth Flour Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

On April 6, 2018, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods issued a recall of 2,099 cases of Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) because recent testing found a single lot to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

4/06/2018

Workout Supplements Recalled Due To Allergen Risk

On April 5, 2018, Independent Nutrition Inc, dba Back to Health of Eugene., issued a recall of certain lots of Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplements because they may contain undeclared milk.

Recalls & Warnings

8/03/2018

Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk Recalled

On August 2, 2018, HP Hood LLC issued a recall of half-gallon (1.89 L) cartons of refridgerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.

Recalls & Warnings

7/10/2018

Blissful Remedies Kratom Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On June 30, 2018, Blissful Remedies issued a recall of three kratom products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  

Recalls & Warnings

5/02/2016

Liquid Multi Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On April 26, 2016, Schaffner Distributing Pronutri LLC. issued a recall of Re-VITA-lize Whole Food Liquid Vitamin (in tropical orange flavor) because it contains undeclared soy lecithin. 

Recalls & Warnings

4/27/2016

Multivitamin Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

On April 19, 2016, Nuvi Global Corporation issued a recall of StemVitae 30oz liquid multivitamin because they contain the undeclared milk and soy lecithin. 

Recalls & Warnings

5/06/2017

Herbal Teas Recalled Due To Botulism Risk

On May 1, 2017, U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp. of Los Angeles, California, issued a recall of various herbal teas because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

Recalls & Warnings

3/21/2017

Plant-Based Protein Powders Recalled

On March 18, 2017 Nutiva issued a recall of three plant-based protein powder shakes after determining these products may contain peanuts.

Recalls & Warnings

2/28/2017

Multivitamin Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On February 14, 2017, Licata Enterprises issued a recall of all lots of its Supreme One and Theravits 100 multiple vitamins because they contain fish liver oil but is labeled as containing "no common allergens.

Recalls & Warnings

2/09/2017

Herbal Supplement Found to Contain Ephedra Alkaloids Recalled

On February 7, 2017, Kingsway Trading Inc. issued a recall of Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement because it contains ephedra alkaloids.

Recalls & Warnings

4/02/2018

NutriZone Kratom Supplements Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On March 10, 2018, NutriZone, LLC issued a recall of certain kratom-containing powder products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

3/31/2018

Nutrition Bars Sold at Whole Foods and Online Recalled

On March 26, 2018, eBars LLC, issued a recall of their Protein Bars, Snack Bars, and Kids Bars because they may contain undeclared peanuts and/or almonds.

Recalls & Warnings

2/27/2018

Dog Treats, Food Recalled Due to Salmonella, Listeria Risk

The following dog treats and dog food are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes or Salmonella, which can cause illness in pets who consume these products, as well as in pet owners who handle the contaminated products or touch ...

Recalls & Warnings

6/23/2018

Gaia Kratom Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On June 21, 2018, Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC issued a recall of 27 kratom products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

3/24/2016

27 Cases of Salmonella Infection Linked to Recalled Garden of Life Organic Shakes

On March 24, 2016, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that 27 cases of Salmonella infection, including five which required hospitalization, are now linked to recalled Garden of Life Raw Meal Organic Shake and Meal Replacement products.

Recalls & Warnings

11/30/2011

Maker of Acai Product Warned by FDA of Manufacturing Violations

The U.S. FDA recently published a Warning Letter to Precision Formulations, LP (Coppell, Texas) dated 10/24/11, indicating that a recent inspection of its facility found violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice reguations for dietary supplements.

Recalls & Warnings

12/10/2002

Company Ordered to Cease Deceptive Marketing of Weight Loss Product

A U.S. District Court in Texas has ordered Mark Nutritionals, maker of Body Solutions Evening Weight Loss Formula, to stop making certain claims with regard to the product. The order is in response to a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing the company of false advertising.

Recalls & Warnings

6/06/2015

Weight Supplement Recalled

On June 3, 2015 SmartLipo365 issued a voluntary recall of 122 lots of Smart Lipo because they were found to contain the undeclared drugs sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein.

Recalls & Warnings

5/23/2015

Colostrum Supplement Recalled

On May 14, 2015, the Natural Creations issued a recall of a small quantity of Natural Creations New Zealand Colostrum because the label does not state that the product is milk-based.

Recalls & Warnings

1/21/2015

Smoothie Blends Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

On January 18, 2015, Inventure Foods, Inc. issued a recall of RADER FARMS Fresh Start Smoothie Blend, Fresh Start Sunrise Refresh Fusion, and Fresh Start Daily Power Fusion, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Recalls & Warnings

6/05/2014

More Chia Powders Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

On June 4, 2014, Health Matters America Inc. issued a voluntary recall its Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Recalls & Warnings

1/21/2014

"Stem Cell" Supplement Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

On January 19, 2014, Stemvida recalled StemAlive 90 Capsules because they were found to contain undeclared milk (labeled as bovine colostrum).

Recalls & Warnings

10/25/2013

Whey Protein Recalled Due To Allergen Risk

On October 23, 2013, NatureMost Laboratories issued a voluntary recall of its Vanilla Almond Whey Power because it may contain undeclared milk, almond and soy allergens and Strawberry Banana Whey Power because it may contain undeclared milk and soy allergens.

Recalls & Warnings

4/23/2013

Seller of Digestion, Thyroid and Vitamin D Supplements Warned For Drug Claims

On November 5, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter to The Women's Health Institute at Texas following a review of the company's various websites which found statements made about Digest + SEB, Iodine Plus 2, and D5000 Vitamin D dietary supplements to be drug claims.

Recalls & Warnings

3/06/2013

Protein Bar Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

On March 4, 2013, Pro-Amino International Inc. issued a recall of Proti Diet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar due potential Salmonella contamination.

Recalls & Warnings

3/28/2008

FDA Warns of Adverse Reactions with Two Liquid Supplements -- Selenium Toxicity Possible

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or consume Total Body Formula in the flavors of Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar, or Total Body Mega Formula in the Orange/Tangerine flavor.

Recalls & Warnings

4/01/2004

Aloe Producer Recalls Product Due to Toxic Levels of Vitamin D

On March 26.2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Aloe Commodities International, Inc., Carrollton, Texas, is recalling 1600 bottles of Solutions IE Ageless Formula II, Lot numbers P2207 and P2221 because they contain a significantly higher-than-labeled level of vitamin D3.

Recalls & Warnings

3/17/2004

Marketers of “Focus Factor” and “V-Factor” Fined for Advertising Claims

On March 17 , 2004 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that the marketers of “Focus Factor,” a dietary supplement that purports to improve concentration, and “V-Factor,” a supplement that purports to enhance sexual performance, have agreed to settle charges that they made numerous ...

Recalls & Warnings

9/17/2003

FDA Warns of Illness from Star Anise Teas

On September 10, 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers not to consume "teas" brewed from star anise.

Recalls & Warnings

1/24/2003

FTC Challenges Weight-loss Claims for Slim Down Solution

The Federal Trade Commission today charged Slim Down Solution, LLC, Maderia Management, Inc., and several related companies and individuals with using false and unsubstantiated claims in the marketing and advertising of "Slim Down Solution" - a purported weight-loss product.

Recalls & Warnings

10/05/2007

FTC Charges Progesterone Cream Sellers with Making Unsubstantiated Claims

On October 5, 2007 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced complaints against seven online sellers of alternative hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products, alleging that they made health claims for their natural progesterone creams without supporting scientific evidence.

Recalls & Warnings

3/14/2011

22 Brands of Whey Protein Recalled Due to Salmonella Concern

The FDA posted a recall notice involving 22 brands of whey protein powder due to potential contamination with salmonella. The recall was voluntarily initiated on March 10, 2011 by the manufacturer of the products, Vitalabs, Inc.