Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Max Muscle USA Conducts Voluntary Recall on Whey Protein Products Due to Possible Health Risks

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall for Max Muscle products containing whey protein concentrate due to potential Salmonella contamination. This is an extension of the voluntary recall being conducted by one of the company’s suppliers, Plainview Milk Products Cooperative.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Max Muscle has not received any reports of illness related to the whey protein concentrate.

The products being recalled include 7 products and 101 lots. The products in question were manufactured in January and February of 2009, and distributed nationwide beginning in January of 2009. Only the products and lot numbers listed in the table below.

Max Muscle has provided information on the voluntary recall to its Chain of Franchises and retail customers nationwide who purchased the specific lots regarding this voluntary recall via fax, phone or mail. Max Muscle has notified the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Customers are advised not to consume any of these products and should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions may call the Max Muscle Customer Service Department at 1-888-MAX-MUSCLE (1-888-629-6872), Extension 119, during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time).

Max Gourmet

Lot #

Chocolate Banana Cream 194644004-00909-1
Chocolate Banana Cream 194644004-01209-2
Chocolate Banana Cream 000194004-02809-1
Chocolate Fudge Brownie 194674002-01009-1
Chocolate Fudge Brownie 194674002-01009-2
Chocolate Fudge Brownie 194674002-01209-3
Chocolate Fudge Brownie 194674002-01209-4
Chocolate Fudge Brownie 194674002-01209-5
Chocolate Fudge Brownie 000224002-02809-1
Peanut Butter 194664006-00909-1
Peanut Butter 194664006-01209-1
Peanut Butter 000214006-02909-1
Vanilla Caramel 000204006-02809-1
Strawberry 000234001-02809-1
Max Gourmet Gainer

Chocolate 00001402-02909-1
Chocolate 00001402-02909-2
Chocolate 00001402-03609-1
Chocolate 00001402-03609-2
Vanilla 000024000-03609-1
Vanilla 000024000-03509-1
Strawberry 000034001-02909-1
Strawberry 000034001-03609-1
Max Lean

Chocolate 194703002-01409-1
Chocolate 194703002-01409-2
Vanilla 194713000-01309-1
Strawberry 194723001-01309-1
High Five

Pineapple Banana 19461502-01409-1
Pineapple Banana 19461502-01409-2
Pineapple Banana 19461502-01409-3
Pineapple Banana 19461502-05409-1
Pineapple Banana 19461502-05409-2
Banana 19652501-05509-1
Chocolate 19459506-01509-1
Chocolate 19459506-01509-2
Chocolate 19459506-01509-3
Chocolate 19459506-01509-4
Chocolate 19459506-01609-5
Chocolate 19459506-01609-6
Chocolate 00015506-03309-1
Chocolate 00015506-03309-2
Chocolate 00015506-03309-3
Chocolate 00015506-03309-4
Cappuccino 19458505-01609-1
Orange 19358504-01409-1
Orange 19358504-01409-2
Strawberry 19456203-01509-1
Strawberry 19456203-01509-2
Strawberry 19456203-01509-3
Strawberry 19456203-01509-4
Strawberry 1965750305509-1
Strawberry 1965750305609-2
Strawberry 1965750305609-3
Vanilla 19658500-05409-1
Vanilla 19463500-01209-2
Vanilla 19463500-01309-3
Vanilla 19463500-01309-4
Vanilla 19463500-01309-5
Vanilla 19658500-05409-2
Vanilla 19658500-05509-3
Vanilla 19658500-05509-4
Vanilla 19658500-05509-5
Vanilla 19658500-05409-1
Big Max 50

Chocolate 19444009-01609-1
Chocolate 19444009-01609-2
Chocolate 19444009-01609-3
Chocolate 19444009-01609-4
Chocolate 19444009-01609-5
Chocolate 19444009-01609-6
Chocolate 19444009-01609-7
Chocolate 19444009-01609-1
Chocolate 19444009-01609-2
Chocolate 19444009-01609-3
Vanilla 19446008-01309-1
Vanilla 19446008-01309-2
Vanilla 19446008-01309-3
Vanilla 19446008-01309-4
Vanilla 19446008-01309-5
Strawberry 19449010-01509-1
Strawberry 19449010-01509-2
Strawberry 19449010-01509-3
Strawberry 19449010-01509-4
Triple Whey

Chocolate 194875001-02009-1
Chocolate 194875001-02009-1
Chocolate Cream 000335001-03009-1
Chocolate Cream 194875001-02109-3
Chocolate Cream 194875001-02109-4
Chocolate Cream 194875001-02109-4
Strawberry Cream 000345000-03009-1
Vanilla Cream 000335002-03009-1
Max Pro

Natural Vanilla 00028611-03509-1
Natural Vanilla 00028611-03509-2
Vanilla, 00027606-03509-1
Vanilla 00027606-03509-2
Vanilla 00027606-03509-3
Vanilla 00027606-03509-4
Vanilla 00027606-03509-5
Vanilla 00027606-03509-6
Banana 00024609-03509-1
Banana 00024609-03509-2
Strawberry 0002603-04109-1
Orange Blast 00029608-03509-1

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