A recall of Whey-26 Protein Powder was announced by the United States Food and Drug Administration due to possible salmonella contamination.
The recalled Whey-26 Protein Powder is a product of Vitalabs, Inc. This product is sold under several brand names. The protein powder was sold in North Carolina as well as many other states. There is reason to believe the recalled protein powder may be in Charlotte homes.
Many people use whey protein powder to add protein to their menu feeling this may improve their health. Certain protein powders are also used in different manners by those trying to lose weigh as well as by those trying to gain weight.
For more details read the original report on the FDA site. Vitalabs, Inc., of Jonesboro, Georgia announced this is limited to certain lots. This site lists all lot numbers involved in the whey protein powder recall.
The following information concerning the Whey-26 Protein Powder is from the FDA report:
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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
This recall extends to various parts of the United States including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington and outside the United States in Aruba, Ontario and Poland. The recalled product was offered through a variety of distribution channels including health food stores, clinics, fitness centers and internet based companies.
Consumers with any whey protein products in their possession are urged to view the Vitalabs, Inc. website and the report issued by the FDA. As the recalled Whey-26 Protein Powder is sold under different labels and in many retail establishments, it is important for people to investigate any protein powder they may have in their homes.