Bulletproof 360, Inc. (“Bulletproof”) of Bellevue, Washington is recalling five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The affected products were distributed between April 7, 2017 and June 12, 2017 in retail stores nationally and on bulletproof.com to customers nationally and internationally in the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands (USA). Products are identified with the following information:
|Product||Packaged||Individual Net Wt.||Box Net Wt.||Individual UPC||Box UPC||Use by Dates||Lot numbers|
|Fudge Brownie Collagen Protein Bar||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 12 packed in a box.||Bar: 1.58oz (45g)||18.96 oz (540g)||815709021498||815709020811||11/1/2017
|Fudge Brownie Collagen Protein Bite||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 15 packed in a box.||Bite:0.74 oz (21g)||11.10 oz(315 g)||815709021528||815709021535||12/27/17
|Lemon Cookie Collagen Protein Bar||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 12 packed in a box.||Bar: 1.58oz (45g)||18.96 oz (540g)||815709021801||815709021795||11/7/2017
|Vanilla Shortbread Collagen Protein Bar||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 12 packed in a box.||Bar: 1.58oz (45g)||18.96 oz (540g)||815709021481||815709020804||11/15/2017
|Vanilla Shortbread Collagen Protein Bite||Individually packed in foil wrappers, then 15 packed in a box.||Bite:0.74 oz (21g)||11.10 oz(315 g)||815709021504||815709021511||11/20/2017
HVF, Inc. supplied the cashew butter used as an ingredient in the above Bulletproof Collagen Bars and Bites. The affected equipment was not used to process the cashew butter contained in BulletproofCollagen Bars and Bites; however, testing at HVF’s facility found Listeria contamination in another part of the facility.
No other Bulletproof products, including Bulletproof Collagen Powder, are affected or are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Bulletproof will quickly be shipping replacement Collagen Protein Bars and Bites freshly made with a new cashew butter supplier.
Bulletproof is informing all of its retailers and distributors of this recall, and is making every effort to contact customers who recently purchased Collagen Protein Bars or Bites from the lots listed above to inform them of the recall, and to facilitate the return or destruction of any unused product.
Customers should not eat any Collagen Protein Bars or Bites that are subject to the recall, and should return them to Bulletproof. Customers will receive a full replacement or bulletproof.com store credit.
If you have any questions or concerns related to Bulletproof’s Collagen Protein Bars or Bites, please contact a Bulletproof Customer Service Representative by calling 1-425-434-9704 Monday through Friday, from 9AM-5PM PDT.