LOS ANGELES -- (Business Wire)
Herbalife International of America announced the voluntary recall of
certain lots of its niche Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix
packets because the label identifies the product as dairy-free, when it
may in fact contain trace amounts of milk proteins. Individuals with
severe allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening
allergic reaction if they consume products containing milk proteins.
Lactose intolerance is not a milk allergy and should not be confused
with a milk protein allergy.
The product was distributed in the U.S. from January 16, 2013, through
February 16, 2013, exclusively to individual independent distributors as
cartons of 12 packets or as single-serving packets in the company’s
introductory business pack (lot numbers 133405G10, 133408G10, &
133409G10). The lot code is printed on the pressed seal to the right
side of the front panel of the Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake
Mix packet and at the bottom of the carton. Independent distributors are
being contacted by telephone and US mail to alert them to this situation.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that certain lots
contained unanticipated trace quantities of milk proteins. There have
been no reports to date of any illnesses or adverse health effects
associated with the affected products. The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has been notified of this voluntary recall.
Independent distributors and their customers that have purchased this
product are urged to return the product for exchange or refund.
Consumers with questions about this issue may contact Herbalife’s
customer service department from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Pacific Standard
Time, Monday - Friday, at 1-866-866-4744.
Herbalife is dedicated to the health and safety of its consumers.
Herbalife apologizes to its distributors and their customers and
sincerely regrets this incident.
About Herbalife Ltd.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells
weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to
support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 80
countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The
company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife
program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website
contains information about Herbalife, including financial and other
information for investors at http://ir.Herbalife.com.
The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time,
as information is updated and new information is posted.
Distributor / Consumer: 1-866-866-4744
Cacchioli, VP Worldwide Corporate Comms.
Greene, VP Investor Relations
Source: Herbalife Ltd.
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