NOW Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Brewer’s Yeast Tablets

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–October 13, 2011.  NOW Foods is voluntarily recalling selected lots of its Brewer’s Yeast Tablets (Product Code 2410 and 2412) due to the presence of an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products and should stop taking them immediately. People who do not have a milk allergy or sensitivity need not take any action.

The recall covers Brewer’s Yeast tablets, 10 grain, 650 mg, in bottle sizes of 200 tablets (product code 2410) and 500 tablets (product code 2412). The products were distributed throughout the United States and other countries. The affected U.S. lot numbers for product 2410 are 1334119, 1354098, and 1362375. The affected U.S. lot numbers for product 2412 are 1347607, 1334773, and 1358774. These lots were produced between March and June 2011. The product code is located on the label and the lot number is located on the bottom of the package. All other NOW Foods products, including Brewer’s Yeast product code 2420, are not affected and are not involved in this recall.

The presence of a milk allergen in the two affected products was discovered during an FDA inspection of NOW’s supplier of Brewer’s Yeast tablets and confirmed through allergen testing by NOW. No illnesses or adverse events have been reported to date.

NOW Foods is providing information on this voluntary recall to all of its retailers who purchased these products and is encouraging retailers to make every effort to contact their customers to facilitate returns.

All consumers may return the affected product to the place of purchase or to NOW Foods for a full refund. No receipt is necessary. Consumers with additional questions may call the NOW Foods Customer Service Department at 1-888-NOWFOODS (1-888-669-3663).

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.