Posted on: November 9, 2011
In a press release , Pure Encapsulations, Inc, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the allergy alert and voluntary recall of their PreNatal Nutrients because they potentially contain the undeclared allergen egg.
The product is available in two-piece hard capsules that come in white HDPE plastic bottles in both 120 count and 60 count varieties under the brand name Pure Encapsulations. Both have a best by date of January 2013 and lot number of 3560111A and 3560111B, respectively. PreNatal Nutrients was distributed across the country through healthcare practitioners and one report was received by the company and FDA of an allergic reaction in association with this recall.
This recall and allergy alert was initiated after a physician reported that one of their patients had had an allergic reaction to the pills. Upon notification of the incident, Pure Encapsulations sent retention samples to an independent, third party lab for testing for the top eight known allergens. The results of that testing indicated that egg was present in the product. Suppliers to Pure Encapsulations have Allergen Statements reporting that none of the top eight allergens are included in their supplies, including egg.
The company is urging consumers to return the defective product to the point of purchase for a full refund.
As a Greenville personal injury lawyer , I’ve seen recalls of this nature in the past and know that food companies rigorously test their products to ensure the safety of their customers. Unfortunately, even under the most strenuous testing, mistakes can be made. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in your city.