Sequel Naturals Recalls Vega One Nutritional Shakes and Sports Performance Drinks

Starting date:
November 6, 2013
Type of communication:
Information Update
Subcategory:
Natural health products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-36655

Issue

Sequel Naturals Ltd., in cooperation with Health Canada, has initiated an immediate voluntary recall of a number of Vega products, including nutrition shakes and sports performance drinks (see list below) that have tested positive for, or that may potentially be contaminated with, the antibiotic chloramphenicol. The action follows Health Canada's public communication issued November 1, 2013.

Sequel Naturals Ltd. and a number of other companies were supplied contaminated enzyme preparations by Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies that were then used in making their natural health products. As a result, natural health products from these companies are at risk of contamination with chloramphenicol.

Chloramphenicol is a prescription drug and should only be used under medical supervision in adults and children after careful consideration of the risks associated with its use. It is associated with a rare risk of aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder that can be fatal. Other potential side effects include allergic reactions in people who have sensitivity to the medication, and effects on the bone marrow leading to decreased blood cells. In addition, it should not be used by pregnant or lactating women.

Consumer requiring further information on the recall can contact Sequel Naturals Ltd. at 1-866-839-8863. Health Canada has posted a full list of affected products being recalled in Canada by various companies supplied with contaminated enzyme preparations.


Affected products
Company Product Name NPN Lot(s)
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega Energizing Smoothie Berry 280 g 80034879 42456200
42498700
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Berry 38.6 g 80042610 42481301
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Berry 425 g 80042610 42468500
42491100
42502900
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Berry 43 g 80042610 42481900
42491900
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Berry 850 g 80042610 42468100
42468400
42491000
42491001
42491002
42502800
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 41.7 g 80042632 42503800
42482000
42482001
42492000
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 438 g 80042632 42465600
42466000
42491700
42503700
42503701
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Chocolate 876 g 80042632 42465500
42465900
42491600
42491601
42503600
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake French Vanilla 37.6 g 80042613 42413900
42470200
42493500
42493501
42481800
42482100
42482101
42493600
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake French Vanilla 414 g 80042613 42444700
42470100
42488800
42493400
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake French Vanilla 827 g 80042613 42444600
42444601
42470000
42477300
42477301
42493300
42502000
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Natural 431 g 80042613 42476600
42476800
42503400
42503401
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Natural 862 g 80042613 42476700
42476900
42476901
42492600
42492601
42503300
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Vanilla Chai 38 g 80042628 42463500
42492800
42518000
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Vanilla Chai 437 g 80042628 42463600
42464000
42464400
42504200
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega ONE Nutritional Shake Vanilla Chai 874 g 80042628 42463901
42464300
42464301
42492700
42492701
42504100
42504101
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega One Starter Kit Multipack 80042610
80042632
80042613
80042628
03OC13BE1
07AU13BE1
09OC13BE1
17OC13BE1
28AU13BE1
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega Sport Performance Protein Berry 818 g 80032788 42470800
42470801
42470802
42470900
42471000
42493800
42493801
42505400
42505401
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate 36 g 80032788 42468000
42494100
42497500
42497501
42519200
42555900
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega Sport Performance Protein Chocolate 822 g 80032788 42414700
42445500
42470400
42470401
42493900
42505700
42505701
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla 33 g 80032788 42467900
42494200
42500400
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla 36 g 80032788 42519300
Sequel Naturals Ltd. Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla 829 g 80032788 42414901
42445700
42445701
42470600
42494000
42494001

 

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