Bariatric Advantage Chewable Multi Formula Allergy Alert and Recall

Date: June 16, 2011
What: Bariatric Advantage Chewable Multi Formula
Why: Milk allergen not declared on the label
Scope: Nationwide

Bariatric Advantage of Irvine, California, is recalling individual sample packs, and 60 & 180 tablet bottles, of its Chewable Multi Formula in the chocolate mint truffle flavor, because it may contain milk protein not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

No illnesses or adverse events relating to these products have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Chewable Multi Formula high in vitamins A, D, E & K (Chocolate Mint Truffle) containing milk protein was distributed in packaging that did not identify the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem occurred because the milk allergen was not disclosed in the ingredient specifications supplied to Bariatric Advantage by the manufacturer.

Chewable Multi Formula high in vitamins A, D, E & K (Chocolate Mint Truffle) was distributed nationwide in bariatric surgery offices and by direct delivery to pre- and post-operative bariatric surgery patients.

Chewable Multi Formula high in vitamins A, D, E & K (Chocolate Mint Truffle) comes in individual sample packets and white plastic bottles:

Bottle Size UPC Code Lot Number Expiration Date
180 Tablet 851132002697 411499D 5/24/2012
60 Tablet 851132002680 411499B 5/24/2012
Single Tablet N/A 411499 5/24/2012

Consumers who purchased Chewable Multi Formula high in vitamins A, D, E & K (Chocolate Mint Truffle) are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Bariatric Advantage at 800-898-6888 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.

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