Complete Meals’ personal label dietary complement recalled over undeclared allergens

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A dietary supplement packaged under the Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value trademark is being recalled for mislabeling and undeclared soy.

The manufacturer, Arizona Nutritional Supplements, voluntarily recalled 13.9 ounces. Natural vanilla-flavored container 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder “based on the potential of an undeclared soy allergen,” the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced.

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Arizona Nutritional Supplements representatives did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.

According to the FDA, the containers of protein powder that were being sold to Whole Foods Market locations across the country were mistakenly packed with soy protein powder, creating an undeclared soy allergen.

As a result, the product can pose a serious or life threatening risk to consumers who are allergic to or sensitive to soy when ingested. However, no diseases have been reported due to the recalled product.

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The recalled product sold between March 24, 2021 and May 6, 2021 can be identified by UPC 9948228764.

The recall notification comes after Whole Foods received a severe warning from federal health authorities in December regarding the “pattern of receiving and selling false-branded foods.”

The FDA issued the warning letter to the Whole Foods Market after discovering that undeclared allergens were the leading cause of dozens of their own recalls in the last year alone.

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From October 2019 to November 2020, the company recalled 32 foods “because the presence of the major food allergens was not listed on the labels of the finished products,” said the FDA. The agency has cited similar recall patterns over the past few years.

In its warning letter, the FDA said Whole Foods was “responsible” for investigating and determining the causes of their recent recalls to prevent recurrence or other violations.

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The company also had to “take immediate action” to correct the violations, if it had not already done so, the FDA said in the letter. Otherwise, further enforcement, including seizures or injunctions, would potentially ensue, the agency said.

However, three months after receiving the warning, Whole Foods has already issued a voluntary recall of its cranberry biscotti for possible undeclared pistachios.