Protein Shots recalled for possible botulism risk
Posted: August 24th, 2012 - 3:53pm by Doug Powell
On August 17, 2012, Protica Inc. of Whitehall, PA had undertaken a voluntary product withdrawal of four products including Body Choice "Protein Shots", Nutritional Resources "Protein Wave", ProBalance "Protein to Go French Vanilla Latte" and "Protein to Go Milk Chocolate Shake" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing.
No illnesses have been confirmed to date.
The problem with the lots below were discovered when investigating the processing parameters for all manufactured products. The products withdrawn were distributed nationally through retail and direct mail and are limited to specific lots of the branded products.