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Odwalla Recalls Chocolate Protein Beverages

Odwalla, Inc. issued a nationwide allergy alert Thursday on its Chocolate Protein Monster beverage in the 12 and 32 ounce containers with "enjoy by" dates before and including 23 May, 2012.

The beverage caused allergic reactions in consumers with peanuts/tree nut allergies, the company stated in a press release.

"To date, four consumers have contacted Odwalla to report allergic reactions after drinking the product. These four consumers are not known to be allergic to soy and milk but report being allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts," the release said.

"This beverage contains no peanut or tree nut ingredients, and the production facility where it is produced does not make any peanut-containing products . . . Odwalla is recalling this product while continuing to investigate the cause of the reactions," it added.

In 1996, the same company was forced to recall its apple juice products after an E. coli food poisoning outbreak. More than 60 people fell ill and one girl died.

by RTT Staff Writer

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