Undeclared egg allergen warning in Pure Encapsulations, Inc.’s Prenatal Nutrients
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sudbury, Massachusetts based Pure Encapsulations has initiated a voluntary recall of PreNatal Nutrients lot number 3560111 due to the presence of a possible undeclared egg allergen. Consumption of these products may lead to the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction in people with an allergy or extreme sensitivity to egg.
Distributed under the brand name Pure Encapsulations, PreNatal Nutrients presents itself in white HDPE plastic bottles as two-piece hard capsules in counts of 120 (product code PRE12) as well as 60 count (PRE6). The best buy date is 01/13 and lot numbers are 3560111A or 3560111B.
Healthcare professionals facilitated the nationwide distribution of PreNatal Nutrients. Until date, a single allergic reaction has been reported in an individual.
The product recall process was initiated by a physician-reported allergic reaction in one of the patients. On sending retention samples to a 3rd party independent laboratory to test the top eight allergens, the results indicated the presence of egg allergen. The company has on-file Allergen Statements from the supplier of each of the ingredients used manufacture of this batch of the formulation and they do not indicate towards any of the 8 major allergens including egg. In addition to the empty capsules, Pure Encapsulations sent reserve samples of each of the lots of the ingredients used in this batch to identify the ingredient that resulted in the positive result for egg allergen.
Consumers of Pure Encapsulations PreNatal Nutrients are requested to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Mr. Jean Gagnon, Vice President of Operations, at 1-800-753-2277×335. Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.