Odwalla chocolate protein drink recalled

By: AP
By: AP

Odwalla Inc. says it is voluntarily recalling its Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage because four customers who have peanut allergies experienced severe allergic reactions after drinking it.

A news release Thursday from the Coca-Cola-owned company says it is recalling 12-ounce and 32-ounce bottles, with "enjoy by" dates prior to and including May 23, 2012. They were distributed nationwide.

The 12-ounce bottles are also available in variety packs sold at Costco stores.

The company says people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and/or tree nuts may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume the drink.

Odwalla says it's working with the FDA to investigate the cause of these allergic reactions since the drink contains no peanut or tree nut ingredients.

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  • by Norin Location: California on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:33 PM
    What's wierd is I know that their juices are not made in the same plant as the bars. I used to work for them.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2012 at 01:04 PM
    @Lorelie you think they list all ingredients in food, but they don't. There is a lot they dont have to list if its not a certain percentage. Producers also dont't have to indicate what kind of facility it's made in either. Just some information you might want to check into
  • by mother on Apr 6, 2012 at 12:58 PM
    @jazzcat. I too agree with you. People are free to comment however they wish. However, to put people into a catergory as normal is pushing it and to stay in their bubble?...Really? Just do the research is all I am saying
  • by DanReeves Location: The Further on Apr 6, 2012 at 09:08 AM
    Dang, again? Odwalla pulls a prosuct off the shelf once every couple of years for food poisioning. I was one of those dorks that couldn't eat a lot of things as a kid due to allergies. So I know how much it sucks... I grew out of most of them though. Most people do.
  • by jazzcat on Apr 6, 2012 at 07:47 AM
    @mother: While Al's comments were a little callous (and a lot funny), he does raise a point. Those with allergies must be careful when they venture into the unknown. I'm not an Odwalla consumer; but given their line of products, I would have assumed there'd be a risk of cross-contamination from those energy bars. Before these folks tried those protein drinks, they probably should have researched Odwalla's manufacturing facilities. FWIW (and this is just my opinion), a person doesn't need to suffer from food allergies, or have a child that does, to comment about food allergies. I'm allergic to penicillin…and folks should be free to make any comment about penicillin allergies that they see fit.
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      by Dexter on Apr 6, 2012 at 08:33 AM in reply to jazzcat
      I agree 100%, very well said. It is important to do your own research and make sure you don't consume somehting that may be hazardous to you or your family.
  • by mother on Apr 6, 2012 at 06:59 AM
    @Al. You obviously have know idea what it is like to have severe food allergies I'm not sure what your classification of "normal" is, but i believe you have a lot of research to do. When you have a young child with severe food allergies it is hard to find food that they actually ea t. This why all food and drinks should indicate what kind of facility it is made in. The FDA is terrible at regulating this and are clueless when it comes to the food we eat.Unless you live with food allergies keep your mouth shut and do some reseach.
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      by Lorelei on Apr 6, 2012 at 07:47 AM in reply to mother
      At least Odwalla is one of the few companies that discloses what ALL the ingredients are in their products.I recommand all of you to go to change.org and sign the "label it" petition.There is no excuse and no reason (except greed) that consumers should ingest potentially harmful substances (pink slime, GMO,MSG etc).I am "normal", no allergies whatsoever, but I want to know what I eat.
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  • by Al Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:47 PM
    That's what they get for consuming something for normal people. Stay in your plastic bubble or suffer the consequences. Evolution works. Survival of the fittest and all that jazz.
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