Huntington Beach, CA, January 18th, 2022
A dietary supplement company in Southern California recently announced the recall of two lots of collagen powder according to information posted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The recall was initiated because the MCT oil powder ingredient contains an undeclared milk allergen.
According to the recall notice:
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The dietary supplements were distributed nationwide through an online retailer, via grocery stores, and from direct sales from the company’s website. Customers with a milk allergy or sensitivity who have purchased the affected product are urged to not consume it and to dispose of it or return it to the point of purchase.
“The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) requires that food labels clearly identify the food source names of all ingredients that are, or contain any protein derived from, the eight most common food allergens,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Huntington Beach facility. “These account for 90% of allergic reactions to food and include milk, eggs, wheat, crustacean shellfish, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, and soybeans. Beginning next year, sesame will become the ninth food allergen added to the list.”
Helping manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers with labeling services and FALCPA requirements are the food scientists at LA Testing. Their California laboratories offer a wide range of food testing and labeling services that can be essential for protecting the public and preventing costly product recalls.
To learn more about food allergen, labeling or other testing services, please visit www.LATesting.com or www.FoodTestingLab.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794.
About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash, and smoke damage, particulates, and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health, and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Leandro, San Diego, and Ontario.