Iron Vegan, Dr. Bernstein & Proti Diet Protein Bar Recall


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Canada/Ottawa: Iron Vegan, Dr. Bernstein & Proti Diet Protein Bar Recall [Canada]Pro-Amino International Inc., a Mirabel, Québec establishment, recalls various batch/lots of Iron Vegan, Dr. Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics and Proti Diet branded Protein Bars due to suspected risk of metal fragment contamination and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards. CFIA: http://ht.ly/L0CB30iBeOF

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2018/66052r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Protein Bars are subject to this recall:

  • Dr. Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics branded Caramel Peanut Protein Bar, sold in 7 count bar cases with a batch/lot of 102111017 and a batch/lot of 102113017 with a UPC of 6 21498 06473 4
  • Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein branded Coconut Cashew Cluster, sold in 12 count bar cases with a batch/lot of 207361 and an expiry date of 2019/05 with a UPC of 8 37229 00798 1
  • Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein branded Coconut Cashew Cluster, sold in 64 gram bars with a batch/lot of 207361 and an expiry date of 2019/05 with a UPC of 8 37229 00796 7
  • Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein branded Double Chocolate Brownie, sold in 12 count bar cases with a batch/lot of 210249 and an expiry date of 2019/05 as well as a batch/lot of 206633 and an expiry date of 2019/05 with a UPC of 8 37229 00787 5
  • Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein branded Double Chocolate Brownie, sold in 64 gram bars with a batch/lot of 210249 and an expiry date of 2019/05 as well as a batch/lot of 206633 and an expiry date of 2019/05 with a UPC of 8 37229 00741 7
  • Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein branded Peanut Chocolate Chip, sold in 12 count bar cases with a batch/lot of 206641 and an expiry date of 2019/05 as well as a batch/lot of 210210 and an expiry date of 2019/05 with a UPC of 8 37229 00788 2
  • Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein branded Peanut Chocolate Chip, sold in 62 gram bars with a batch/lot of 206641 and an expiry date of 2019/05 as well as a batch/lot of 210210 and an expiry date of 2019/05 with a UPC of 8 37229 00742 4
  • Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein branded Sweet and Salty Caramel, sold in 12 count bar cases with a batch/lot of 207342 and an expiry date of 2019/05 as well as a batch/lot of 210304 and an expiry date of 2019/05 with a UPC of 8 37229 00797 4
  • Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein branded Sweet and Salty Caramel, sold in 64 gram bars with a batch/lot of 207342 and an expiry date of 2019/05 as well as a batch/lot of 210304 and an expiry date of 2019/05 with a UPC of 8 37229 00743 1
  • Proti Diet branded Caramel Layer & Peanut Delight Bar, sold in 7 count bar cases with a batch/lot of 102111017 with a UPC of 6 21498 35473 6

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the CFIA, Pro-Amino International has recalled various batch/lots of Iron Vegan, Dr. Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics and Proti Diet branded Protein Bars due to suspected risk of metal fragment contamination.

In general, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Protein Bars, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact the company at 1-450-491-7106 during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time. You can also reach the company an e-mail at info@pro-amino.com or on the company’s Web site at http://www.pro-amino.com.

If you have any questions about this recall, please complete the following Web-based enquiry form from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at the following page: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/information-for-consumers/report-a-concern/contact-us/eng/1390269985112/1390346078752

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Protein Bars, please search for “protein” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Metal Fragment contamination, please search for “metal” or more generally, “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Pro-Amino International Inc., please search for “Pro-Amino” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
CFIA reference number: 12032
Recalls Direct RIN: 9820-2018
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