FDA Recalls Protein Powder after Reports of Illnesses

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A New York based company which sells nutritional products is recalling all of its protein powders. It has received complaints from 17 customers who reported gastrointestinal illnesses consistent with a strain of food poisoning.

The protein powders are called Aloha Premium Protein Powders and were distributed across the country from November of last year until January. They were primarily sold online, as well as through a few retail stores in New York. All of the chocolate and vanilla protein powders are being recalled. 

The strain of food poisoning allegedly caused by the protein powders, staphylococcal food poisoning, is a stomach illness caused by eating foods contaminated by the staph bacteria. The bacteria are commonly found on the skin and in the noses of up to one-quarter of healthy people and animals. Typically staph causes no illnesses in healthy people, unless transmitted to a food. Symptoms of this type of food poisoning develop quickly and can last from one to three days. According to a press release, the company has stopped producing the powders, and is working closely with its manufacturer, suppliers, and distributors in order to determine how the product was contaminated.

When a company manufactures a consumer product, consumers usually assume the product is safe to be used. If the product is a food item, and it was not manufactured in a safe way, the product can cause serious illnesses or even death. If that occurs, the person who was harmed it entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. If you have been harmed as a result of a defective consumer product, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 888-894-0119. Our attorneys will be happy to speak with you about your situation. You can also reach us on Facebook

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