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LifeVantage Corporation Announces Recall and Replacement of Select Lots of Protandim® Dietary Supplement

In Food Recalls on January 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

LifeVantage Corporation (NASDAQ: LFVN) announced today that it is contacting affected independent distributors and other customers to voluntarily recall and replace bottles of its Protandim®, the Nrf2 Synergizer®, dietary supplement from the lots shown below. The Company is taking this action due to the possible inclusion of small metal fragments in the final product. The fragments were originally discovered in batches of turmeric extract, an ingredient in Protandim® that was purchased from a third party supplier.

Protandim is packaged in a cylindrical blue bottle and contains thirty caplets per bottle. The potentially affected Protandim® lot numbers are shown below. The lots shown below were distributed in the United States and Japan between July and November 2012. Lot numbers are located on the left side of the product label when looking at the front of the label, directly above the RFID scan bar.


Lot# Expiration Date
12-0258 7/2/2015
12-0259 7/3/2015
12-0292 7/9/2015
12-0294 7/11/2015
12-0295 7/12/2015
12-0304 7/18/2015
12-0306 8/16/2015
12-0307 8/17/2015
12-0373 8/21/2015
12-0382 9/21/2015


When the Company was alerted to this issue, it immediately isolated affected product and began working with its third party manufacturers, suppliers and industry experts to mitigate any health risk potential. After consulting with medical experts, the Company believes that these materials pose no serious risk to consumers’ health. Furthermore, the Company has not received any report of a health problem related to this issue.

FDA Closes Peanut Plant Tied to Massive Recalls

In Food Recalls on November 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

The shutdown of the Sunland Inc. plant in Portales, N.M., was the first of its kind under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA noted. Forty-one people in 20 states have been sickened by Sunland products tainted with the strain salmonella Bredeney, the agency added.

The FDA issued a scathing report about the salmonella outbreak and Sunland’s culpability, including a finding that Sunland detected salmonella in nut butter samples over a 30-month period ending in September 2012 but still distributed some of the products.

Among the agency’s other discoveries:

  • FDA inspections in September and October 2012 revealed salmonella on plant surfaces, in 13 nut butter samples and in a sample of raw peanuts.
  • Equipment, containers and utensils used to hold and store food were improperly handled.
  • Employees wiped gloved hands on their street clothes and failed to wash their hands or change gloves.
  • The plant lacked hand-washing sinks in the production and packaging areas.
  • Employees placed bare hands on finished peanuts.
  • The same bags were used to hold raw and roasted peanuts.
  • Raw in-shell peanuts were stored in uncovered trailers open to birds and rain.

Meningitis Outbreak Map as of 10/19/2012

In Food Recalls on October 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Meningitis Outbreak Map as of October 17, 2012

In Food Recalls on October 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

FDA Health hazard alert: Recall on black licorice

In Food Recalls on August 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm

American Licorice Company recalling the 16 oz. bags of Red Vines Black Licorice Twists. The recall is due to the discovery of elevated levels of lead contained in the licorice. The one pound bags are affected by this recall. American Licorice is notifying consumers and customers to discard this product and to not consume.

The American Licorice Company learned of these high lead levels from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The contents could potentially cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women.

Whole Foods Recalls Carrot Cake Cupcakes

In Food Recalls on May 17, 2012 at 1:05 am

Whole Foods Market is recalling its variety cupcake six-packs sold in stores in Northern California because some of the products contain undeclared walnuts. One illness has been reported to date, and people who have allergies to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.


FDA Recalls Korean Fish

In Food Recalls on May 17, 2012 at 1:03 am

According to information released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all Korean certified shippers have been removed from the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List (ICSSL) effective May 1, 2012.

All fresh and fresh frozen molluscan shellfish from Korea should be considered from an unapproved source.  In addition, FDA considers all fresh and fresh frozen molluscan shellfish and all products subsequently derived from fresh and fresh frozen molluscan shellfish from the Republic of Korea to be adulterated. Therefore, it may be prudent to not further distribute product pending forthcoming details on what we might reasonably expect could be a fairly extensive recall of the product. FDA is working to establish a strategy for final disposition of the implicated product. Detailed information will be provided as soon as it is available. Please note that this message does not preclude States from taking action as appropriate.


‘X-Rock’ male supplement recalled due to potentially hazardous ingredient

In Food Recalls on April 23, 2012 at 1:57 am

XROCK INDUSTRIES, an independent distributor of the X-ROCK products, is conducting a user level voluntary recall of certain supplement products sold by XROCK INDUSTRIES under the brand name of X-ROCK.

Finished product of X-ROCK for Men was tested and preliminarily found to contain an analogue of an ingredient in an FDA-approved drug. Analytical tests conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of X-ROCK for Men concluded that the products contained sildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil. Hydroxythiohomosildenafil is an analogue of sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in an FDA-approved drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).

Hydroxythiohomosildenafil is close in structure to sildenafil and is expected to possess a similar pharmacological and adverse event profile. These undeclared active ingredients pose a threat to consumers because sildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and they may seek products to enhance sexual performance. Additionally, hydroxythiohomosildenafil, like sildenafil, may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing.

All codes of X-Rock for Men, within expiration, are included in this recall. Customers who have this product in their possession should stop using it immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this product.

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Recall of Limited Number of Salads

In Food Recalls on April 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 756 cases of DOLE® Seven Lettuces salad with Use-by Date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.  No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

The Product Code and Use-by Date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in fifteen U.S. states (Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin).

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Seven Lettuces salad yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test collected and conducted by the State of New York.

No other Dole salads are included in the recall. Only the specific Product Codes, UPC codes and April 11, 2012 Use-by-Date of Seven Lettuces salads identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PDT) Monday – Friday.

Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is mistakenly present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is not in the stream of commerce.

Maine Firm Recalls Ground and Tenderized Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

In Food Recalls on April 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Town and Country Foods Inc., a Greene, Maine establishment, is recalling approximately 2,057 pounds of ground and tenderized beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.


Each case bears a label with the establishment number “EST. 9710” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Additionally, the products contain the following packaging codes: 10952, 10962, 10972, 11002, and 11012. The products subject to recall were produced between April 4, 2012 and April 10, 2012 and were shipped to wholesale and retail establishments in Maine. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS’ website at