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Protein Shakes Recalled Due to Possible Botulism Contamination


Four Protica Inc. products including Body Choice "Protein Shots," Nutritional Resources "Protein Wave," ProBalance "Protein to Go French Vanilla Latte," and "Protein to Go Milk Chocolate Shake" are subject to a voluntary recall because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. 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. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

 

The problem with the products was discovered when investigating the processing parameters for all manufactured products. The products were distributed nationally through retail and direct mail and are limited to specific lots of the branded products.

 

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