A San Fernando Valley company is recalling several brands of protein supplement products that may contain wheat, gluten or other ingredients that are not listed on the labels and could cause allergy problems.
Prolab Nutrition Inc. issued a news release Saturday warning that people with an allergy or severe sensitivity to Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, eggs, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, tree nuts, sulfites and walnuts, or gluten allergens, may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume some Prolab products.
Prolab initiated this recall immediately following the discovery that labels of some of its protein food did not reveal the presence of wheat and gluten allergens in the products, said Jenia Khudagulyan, chief operating officer for Prolab's parent company.
The recalled products, according to the company, include some two- and five-pound containers of "Advanced Pure Whey Protein," "Pure Whey," and "Whey Isolate Protein" in milk chocolate, vanilla creme and wild strawberry flavors. They were sold in California and 33 other states, as well as in Australia, Canada, Malaysia and Russia.
Exact product codes and further information can be obtained by calling the company at (800) 262-8765.
The company said the only problem with the protein was the improper label. It said full refunds are available from the place of purchase.