Recall announced for organic plant based protein superfood from Nutiva due to possible peanut contamination
04/03/2017 // Vicki Batts // Views

The superfood company Nutiva has recently announced a recall for their "Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake." While the recall initially only applied to the vanilla flavor, it has recently been expanded to include the company's chocolate variety as well. The manufacturer has identified that these products may contain trace amounts of peanuts, and should not be consumed by anyone with a peanut allergy.

Nutiva's CEO John W. Roulac stated, “We are choosing to voluntarily recall all of our Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shakes as a precautionary measure to provide the safest products for our customers." Nutiva was founded in 1999 and is a plant-based organic food manufacturer.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, people with allergies or sensitivities to peanuts are at risk of having a serious or life-threatening reaction, should these products be consumed. The affected products were sold online, as well as in stores. In total, distributors from 21 states have been impacted by the recall. The states affected include Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

[Editor's note: Isn't it astonishing how the FDA is hypersensitive about peanut allergies in superfood but remains completely silent about squalene allergies from vaccines? Apparently, allergies only count when natural product companies might be involved. But when the subject is vaccines, all ingredients are ridiculously presumed to be totally safe, regardless of their toxicity.]


The following products have been affected by the recall:

  • Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla, UPC code: 6-92752-10711-5 or 6-92752-10712-2. Expiration date range: 03 MAY 2018 – 02 MAR 2019
  • Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla, UPC code: 6-92752-10716-0, 6-92752-10717-7, or 6-92752-10718-4.  Expiration date range: 06 MAY 2018 – 10 NOV 2018
  • Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake -Chocolate, UPC code: 6-92752-10709-2 or 6-92752-10710-8. Expiration date range: 03 MAY 2018 – 11 JAN 2019
  • Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake -Chocolate, UPC code: 6-92752-10713-9, 6-92752-10714-6 or 6-92752-10715-3. Expiration date range: 24 MAY 2018 – 11 NOV 2018

The affected products include both the 21.6 ounce jar, as well as the 1.2 oz packets, in both flavors. You can learn more about the recalled products here. Consumers with peanut allergies or sensitivities are being urged to abstain from consuming these products and to return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Nutiva reports that these steps are being taken as a purely precautionary measure and that no other products have been affected. Their recall notice states, "Customers with questions may contact (800) 993-4367 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, or email [email protected]."

Peanut allergies are becoming increasingly commonplace, and are known for their potential to cause life-threatening reactions in some people. While there has been promising research on how to prevent peanut allergies, they remain a constant concern for many people.  Anaphylaxis, one of the most lethal reactions to allergens, is most commonly associated with peanuts. Anaphylaxis is characterized by swelling of the throat, impaired breathing, a sudden drop in blood pressure and fainting or dizziness. Not every reaction to peanuts is an anaphylactic reaction, however. Many people experience hives, itchy skin, or an itchy, tingling sensation in or around the mouth. Some other symptoms of peanut allergies may include nausea or a simple runny nose.

A 2010 study found that the number of children with peanut allergies had tripled between 1997 and 2008, which is a sizable increase for just over a decade. People with peanut allergies should abstain from peanut-containing foods. Peanuts are one of the eight allergens that come with specific labeling requirements under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004. This law requires food manufacturers to declare the presence of peanuts in their foods in clear language on the ingredient label. [Additional editor's note: The reason peanut allergies keep rising is because more children are being injected with toxic squalene, a vaccine adjuvant derived from peanut oil.]

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