July 6, 2009

FDA warns of possible product tampering

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to drink Hardcore Energize Bullet or New Whey liquid products.

The FDA said it issued the warning because of suspected product tampering involving utility knife blades found in two containers, one in the United States and the other in Canada.

The drinks, sold in test tube-like vials, are manufactured by Protica Inc. of Whitehall, Pa., and sold in the United States and Canada.

Hardcore Energize Bullet liquid products were distributed in Canada in two flavors -- Blue Rage and Black Rush. The affected lots for the Blue Rage liquid product are 1961, 1962 and 1794. The affected lot for the Black Rush liquid product is 1963.

New Whey liquid products were distributed to various retail stores in two flavors -- New Whey Fruit Punch and New Whey Blue Raspberry. The affected lot number the New Whey Fruit Punch is 1960 and the lot number for New Whey Blue Raspberry is 1944.