People take supplements for all kinds of purposes—from improving their gym performance to regulating vitamin deficiencies caused by bad diets. However, all users need to be careful about making sure their supplementation is FDA approved.
Last week, the FDA published a recall bulleting for a number of Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. products due to labeling omissions. Some of its products contain allergens such as soy, wheat, and milk, which is not on the label and thus poses a serious risk for individuals allergic to these substances.
All lots of APS Nutrition Isomorph that come in a 2 lb jug and 28 different flavors were recalled due to traces of wheat, milk, and soy that can cause life-threatening reactions in people sensitive to them.
Furthermore, iForce Nutrition Mass Gainz Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal Cookie (both 10 lb bags and 4.85lb jugs) contains eggs, which is not declared on the label and all lots of this product are also being recalled.
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. claims that this is a mistake that happened during the process of the labeling design. The company calls on its customers to check their cabinets and products closely, and return them, as they will be given a full refund.
While it remains unknown how many products were recalled, and there were no reported complications caused by consuming these products, the consequences could have been severe as allergic reactions can cause severe health problems and even death.
If you use supplements or consider using them, do proper research and consult professionals before making a decision. From the best-marketed vitamins to the best BCAA products—it matters what you expose your body to, so always make sure to check if the product is FDA approved.