Feb 22 Herbalife Ltd said on Friday it
was recalling some of its Nutritional Shake Mix because although
the label said it was dairy free it may contain "trace amounts"
of milk proteins.
The company said in a statement that people with severe
allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening
allergic reaction if they consume products containing milk
Herbalife said there had been no reports to date of any
illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected
products and that it had notified the U.S. Food and Drug
The company, which sells products through a network of
independent distributors, said the product was distributed in
the United States from January 16, 2013, through February 16,
2013, exclusively to individual independent distributors as
cartons of 12 packets or as single-serving packets in the
company's introductory business pack. It said the lot numbers
were 133405G10, 133408G10, and 133409G10.
Independent distributors were being contacted by telephone
and U.S. mail to alert them to the recall, the company said.