Foreign Product Alerts: Nature Most Laboratories Vanilla Almond, and Strawberry Banana Whey Power products

Starting date:
May 28, 2014
Posting date:
May 28, 2014
Type of communication:
Foreign Product Alert (FPA)
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Source of alert:

US FDA

Issue:
Undeclared Substance, Allergy Information
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39625

Introduction

These products are not authorized for sale in Canada and have not been found in the Canadian marketplace, but it is possible they may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

Affected products

  • Nature Most Laboratories Vanilla Almond Whey Power
  • Nature Most Laboratories Strawberry Banana Whey Power

Vanilla Almond Whey Power, and Strawberry Banana Whey Power

Product description

These products are promoted as dietary supplements.

The products are packaged in 3 pound, 3000cc white plastic jars.

The affected products can be identified by the following codes:

  • Nature Most Laboratories Vanilla Almond Whey Power (9950/3491, 9950/3636, 9950/3766, 9950/4011, 9950/4374, 9950/5025, 9950/5559)
  • Nature Most Laboratories Strawberry Banana Whey Power (9954/3793, 9954/4043, 9954/4205, 9954/4861)

Hazard identified

The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) warned consumers not to use these products after they were found to contain undeclared milk, soy and almond allergens. These products could cause mild to severe allergic reactions for individuals that are sensitive or allergic to milk, soy and/or almonds.

Place of origin

Nature Most Laboratories (Middletown, Connecticut, USA)

Side effects

A mild reaction could include itchy and/or runny eyes and nose, skin rash and sneezing.

A severe reaction could include swelling, difficulty breathing and/or swallowing, dizziness, a sudden drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness.

What you should do

Health Canada advises Canadians to contact the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate at 1-800-267-9675 if they find the products listed above in the Canadian marketplace.

Canadians who have these products are advised not to use them, and should consult with a healthcare professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of the products.

Background

Drugs and natural health products that are authorized for sale in Canada will have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label. These numbers indicate that the products have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality.

As of April 30, 2014, no adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of these products have been reported to Health Canada.

Report a health or safety concern

To report a side effect to a health product to Health Canada:

  • Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345.
  • Visit Health Canada's Web page on Adverse Reaction Reporting for information on how to report online, by mail or by fax.

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