Odwalla Chocolate Protein Drink Recalled After Causing Severe Peanut Allergy Reactions

Odwalla's popular 'Chocolate Protein Monster' drink has been recalled after four customers who have severe peanut allergies experienced allergic reactions after drinking it. Thankfully, all four have made a full recovery, though their reactions have prompted a recall of the drink. After receiving news of the allergic reactions, Odwalla Inc. has voluntarily recalled the beverage, according to a press release received by the New York Daily News.

The recall includes 12 ounce and 32-ounce bottles with 'enjoy by dates' up to May 23, 2012. The drinks are found in stores nationwide, including inside variety packs sold in Costco stores. In a statement, the company warned that if consumed by people with an allergy to peanuts and/or tree nuts, the beverage has the potential to cause a serious allergic reaction.

According to the New York Daily News, the chocolate drink does not ordinarily contain peanut or tree nut ingredients, leading many with allergies to believe it is safe to consume because it does not carry an allergen warning. Odwalla says it is now working with the FDA to determine the exact cause of the allergic reactions. Though the reactions appear to have occurred as a result of drinking Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster, it is not yet known which ingredient may have been to blame.

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

Do you have a child with peanut allergies and an upcoming birthday? Perhaps you'd like to bake a...

Most nut butters provide all the same benefits: an easy sandwich spread, a great dip for veggies, a fun addition to a smoothie. But not...

Do you have a sweet tooth and more specifically a chocolate craving? Those with peanut allergies must...

You already know that if you or your child has a peanut allergy you need to avoid peanut butter. Some...

Top Forum Categories

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.